adjectivehistorical, rare Medicine
Of a disease: transmitted by contact; contagious.
Mid 19th century. From ancient Greek ἔνθετος capable of being put in (from ἐνθε-, aorist stem of ἐντιθέναι to put in (from ἐν- + τιθέναι to place) + -τος, suffix forming verbal adjectives) + -ic.
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