pathogen


path·o·gen

noun \ˈpa-thə-jən\

medical : something (such as a type of bacteria or a virus) that causes disease

Full Definition of PATHOGEN

:  a specific causative agent (as a bacterium or virus) of disease

Origin of PATHOGEN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1880

Other Microbiology Terms

salmonella, tetanus

patho·gen

noun \ˈpath-ə-jən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PATHOGEN

: a specific causative agent (as a bacterium or virus) of disease

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