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From Latin vectio, from vehere, vectum (to carry).



  1. (obsolete) vectitation
  2. (medicine, dated) The transference of the germs of disease from those who are sick to those who are well.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for vection in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)