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transmissible adj
1 (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection [syn: catching, communicable, contagious, contractable, transmittable]
2 tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity; "an inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically transmitted features" [syn: familial, genetic, hereditary, inherited, transmitted]
3 inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition" [syn: ancestral, hereditary, patrimonial]

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Adjective

  1. able to be transmitted
  2. capable of being transmitted from one person to another; contagious
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