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pathogen

 [path´o-jen]
any disease-producing agent or microorganism. adj., adj pathogen´ic.

path·o·gen

(path'ō-jen),
Any virus, microorganism, or other substance causing disease.
[patho- + G. -gen, to produce]

pathogen

(păth′ə-jən)
n.
An agent that causes disease, especially a virus, bacterium, or fungus.

pathogen

Any disease-producing microorganism.

pathogen

Popularly, bug Any disease-producing microorganism. See Blood-borne pathogen, Emerging pathogen, Food-borne pathogen, Intracellular pathogen, Water-borne pathogen.

path·o·gen

(path'ŏ-jĕn)
Any virus, microorganism, or other substance that causes disease.
[patho- + G. -gen, to produce]

pathogen

Any agent that causes disease, especially a micro-organism.

pathogen

or

pathogene

any organism that causes disease, such as a virus, bacterium or fungus.

Pathogen

Any disease-producing agent or microorganism.

path·o·gen

(path'ŏ-jĕn)
Any virus, microorganism, or other substance causing disease.
[patho- + G. -gen, to produce]
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