pathogenetic

adjective

path·​o·​ge·​net·​ic ˌpa-thə-jə-ˈne-tik How to pronounce pathogenetic (audio)
1
: of or relating to pathogenesis
2

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After all, the French built the BSL-4 laboratory for advanced pathogenetic research on viruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. David Asher, National Review, 11 June 2021

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Word History

Etymology

patho- + -genetic, perhaps after German pathogenetisch

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pathogenetic was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Pathogenetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pathogenetic. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

pathogenetic

adjective

patho·​ge·​net·​ic -jə-ˈnet-ik How to pronounce pathogenetic (audio)
1
: of or relating to pathogenesis
2

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