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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

/patho·gen/ (path´ah-jen) any disease-producing agent or microorganism.pathogen´ic

pathogen

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

pathogen

[path′əjən]
Etymology: Gk, pathos, disease, genein, to produce
any microorganism capable of producing disease. pathogenic, adj.

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.

pathogen

microorganism (bacteria, fungus or virus) capable of overcoming host resistance, to cause disease

path·o·gen

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

pathogen (path´ojən),

n a microorganism responsible for causing disease.
pathogen, opportunistic,
n an infectious agent that can only cause disease when the host's resistance is low.

pathogen

any disease-producing agent or microorganism.

pathogen risk factors
risk factors dependent on the characteristics of the pathogen, e.g. virulence or persistence in the environment of a bacterium or virus.