nonpathogenic

adjective
non·​patho·​gen·​ic | \ ˌnän-ˌpa-thə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce nonpathogenic (audio) \

Definition of nonpathogenic

: not capable of causing disease nonpathogenic bacterial strains

Examples of nonpathogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The microbes in Russian children were dominated by a nonpathogenic form of Escherichia coli. Stephani Sutherland, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of nonpathogenic

1884, in the meaning defined above

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23 Sep 2021

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“Nonpathogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonpathogenic. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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nonpathogenic

adjective
non·​patho·​gen·​ic | \ ˌnän-ˌpath-ə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce nonpathogenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonpathogenic

: not capable of inducing disease — compare avirulent

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