/keuhn tay"jeuhm, -jee euhm/, n., pl. contagia /-jeuh, -jee euh/. Pathol.
the causative agent of a contagious or infectious disease, as a virus.
[1645-55; < L, equiv. to contag- (see CONTAGION) + -ium -IUM]

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