- Any disease brought on by the entry, growth, and multiplication of microorganisms in the body; a germ condition. It may not be infectious.
- Occasionally, as distinguished from infectious disease, such an illness communicated by germs held floating around or water, and so spread without contact with the individual, as measles.
- a disease sent just by a particular sort of contact
Antonym for "infectious disease"
Hyponym for "infectious disease"
Hypernym for "infectious disease"