n. 1 An unhealthy vapor or atmosphere; a miasma. 2 (context homeopathy English) A predisposition to a particular disease, which interferes with subsequent treatment of it.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Miasm \Mi"asm\, n. [Cf. F. miasme.] Miasma.
Usage examples of "miasm".
None of those ridiculous old-wife nostrums of yours, signora, could have prevented the fomites and miasms of corruption from getting into the wounds.
All the miasms of the cess-pool are mingled with the breath of the city.