disease carrier

something which carries and possibly transmits a disease (i.e. animal, insect, person)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Disease in colonial America — was a very dangerous unknown entity with very few remedies at the beginning of Colonial America. Throughout Colonial America many diseases came, some deadly and others treatable but all had in common, that they were the first diseases that were… …   Wikipedia

  • carrier — late 14c., agent noun from CARRY (Cf. carry). Meaning person or animal that carries and disseminates infection without suffering obvious disease is from 1899; genetic sense is 1933. As a short form of aircraft carrier it dates from 1917. Carrier… …   Etymology dictionary

  • carrier — [kar′ē ər] n. [ME carier < carien, CARRY] 1. a person or thing that carries, as one who delivers mail or newspapers, or a train, bus, airplane, etc. 2. a) a person or company in the business of transporting goods or passengers b) a company in… …   English World dictionary

  • carrier — ► NOUN 1) a person or thing that carries or holds something. 2) a person or company that transports goods or people for payment. 3) a person or animal that transmits a disease to others without suffering from it themselves …   English terms dictionary

  • disease — diseasedly, adv. diseasedness, n. /di zeez /, n., v., diseased, diseasing. n. 1. a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection,… …   Universalium

  • carrier — 1. A person or animal that harbors a specific infectious agent in the absence of discernible clinical disease and serves as a potential source of infection. 2. Any chemical capable of accepting an atom …   Medical dictionary

  • carrier — n. 1)an aircraft; escort; personnel; troop carrier 2) a letter, mail carrier (AE; CE has postman) 3) a common, public carrier ( a transport service used by the public ) 4) a chronic carrier (of a disease) * * * [ kærɪə] escort personnel troop… …   Combinatory dictionary

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