Definition of pathogenesis
: the origination and development of a disease
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Distinct microbial lifestyles – pathogenesis or biofilm formation – are believed to be triggered by autoinducers.
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Origin and Etymology of pathogenesis
First Known Use: 1850
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Britannica English: Translation of pathogenesis for Arabic speakers
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