Recent Examples of pathogenic from the Web
As the illness progresses, gut tissue becomes increasingly inflamed and often starts to die, which can, in turn, rupture the intestine and flood the abdominal cavity with pathogenic microbes that proliferate to dangerous levels.
The besotted ants in turn defend their green udder against potentially destructive insect predators; clean away pathogenic fungi and bacteria; fertilize the soil with their nitrogenous waste; and spread the cactus’s seed to new sites.
The first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza to strike a commercial poultry flock in more than a year has been found on a Tennessee chicken farm affiliated with Tyson Foods Inc., government and company officials confirmed Sunday.
The pathogenic bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium has only 525 genes, the fewest of any living organism.
Last fall, Whole Foods voluntarily recalled batches of Curry Chicken Salad and Classic Deli Pasta Salad after a sample prepared at the North Atlantic Kitchen tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, a pathogenic strain of the bacterium.
In 2014, lab workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cross-contaminated a benign strain of avian influenza with the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu strain that has caused international alarm.
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Origin and Etymology of pathogenic
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First Known Use: 1850See Words from the same year
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