pathogenesis

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noun path·o·gen·e·sis \ˌpa-thə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of pathogenesis

  1. :  the origination and development of a disease

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Origin and Etymology of pathogenesis

New Latin


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pathogenesis

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noun patho·gen·e·sis \ˌpath-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of pathogenesis

plural

pathogeneses

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  1. :  the origination and development of a disease—called also pathogeny


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