germ theory

noun

Definition of germ theory

: a theory in medicine: infections, contagious diseases, and various other conditions result from the action of microorganisms

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1870

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germ theory

noun

medical Definition of germ theory

: a theory in medicine: infections, contagious diseases, and various other conditions (as suppurative lesions) result from the action of microorganisms

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