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pathogen

noun path·o·gen \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
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Origin of PATHOGEN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1880

Other Microbiology Terms

salmonella, tetanus
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pathogen

noun patho·gen \ˈpath-ə-jən\

Medical Definition of PATHOGEN

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

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