pathogenesis

noun

path·​o·​gen·​e·​sis ˌpa-thə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce pathogenesis (audio)
: the origination and development of a disease

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Rothman has been researching immunity and the pathogenesis of viral diseases in humans (that is, the way a disease develops) for more than 30 years. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 16 Aug. 2022 Proteins that are participant in pathogenesis are attractive targets for research and development. David Reese And Kári Stefánsson, STAT, 2 Aug. 2022 Others include replication efficiency, evasion from neutralizing antibodies, and viral pathogenesis. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 Topics that will be covered include the epidemiology of low back pain, anatomy and pathogenesis, diagnosis and imaging, medical and physical therapy interventions, and more key concepts. Hartford Courant, 6 May 2022 Liza Loza, a graduate student in molecular microbiology and microbial pathogenesis at Washington University, was excited to be asked to teach a discussion section about four years ago. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2022 Proliferation, not pathogenesis, is its selective advantage. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 Scientists had pinpointed mink as a likely animal model in which to study the pathogenesis of coronaviruses 16 years ago, in the wake of the first global SARS outbreak. New York Times, 19 Jan. 2022 Proliferation, not pathogenesis, is its selective advantage. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

patho- + genesis, after French pathogénésie, German Pathogenese

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pathogenesis was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Pathogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pathogenesis. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

pathogenesis

noun

patho·​gen·​e·​sis ˌpath-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce pathogenesis (audio)
plural pathogeneses -ˌsēz How to pronounce pathogenesis (audio)
: the origination and development of a disease

called also pathogeny

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