Word of the Day – Sept. 11 – Fomite

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Noun: Fomite (FOH-myte)

Definition: An object(as a dish or an article of clothing) that may be contaminated with infectious organisms and serve in their transmission.

Sample sentence: The main fomite in the spread of the flu in our house when I was a child was the community water glass in the bathroom.

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