transmitter

Definitions of transmitter
  1. noun
    any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease
    “aphids are transmitters of plant diseases”
    synonyms: vector
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    Typhoid Mary
    United States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)
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    gene delivery vector, transducing vector
    a vector for delivering genes into cells
    carrier, immune carrier
    (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
    liposomal delivery vector
    a transducing vector that uses liposomes to carry the gene of interest
    viral delivery vector
    a transducing vector that uses a retrovirus
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    agent
    an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
  2. noun
    set used to broadcast radio or tv signals
    synonyms: sender
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    jammer
    a transmitter used to broadcast electronic jamming
    radio transmitter
    transmitter that is the part of a radio system that transmits signals
    satellite transmitter
    a transmitter on a communications satellite
    television transmitter
    transmitter that is part of a television system
    spark transmitter
    an early radio transmitter using a discharge across a spark gap as the source of its power
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    set
    any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals
  3. noun
    someone who transmits a message
    synonyms: sender
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    spammer
    someone who sends unwanted email (often in bulk)
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    communicator
    a person who communicates with others
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