pathogen

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noun path·o·gen \ˈpa-thə-jən\

Definition of pathogen

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

Origin and Etymology of pathogen

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1880

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pathogen

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noun path·o·gen \ˈpa-thə-jən\

Definition of pathogen for English Language Learners

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


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pathogen

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noun patho·gen \ˈpath-ə-jən\

Medical Definition of pathogen

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


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