germ theory

noun

Definition of germ theory

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

1870

First Known Use of germ theory

1870


Medical Dictionary

germ theory

noun

Medical Definition of germ theory

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


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