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con·ta·gious

adj 1  :  communicable by contact <tuberculosis in the stage>  - compare INFECTIOUS2    2  :  bearing contagion <many persons … are long before they are aware of the presence of their disease -Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc.>   3  :  used for contagious diseases <a ward>  con*ta*gious*ly adv con*ta*gious*ness n 
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  contagiosa 

 
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