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path·o·gen

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

pathogen

(ˈpæθəˌdʒɛn) or

pathogene

n
(Pathology) any agent that can cause disease

path•o•gen

(ˈpæθ ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
any disease-producing agent, esp. a virus, bacterium, or other microorganism.
[1940–45]

path·o·gen

(păth′ə-jən)
An agent that causes infection or disease, especially a microorganism, such as a bacterium or protozoan, or a virus. See Note at germ.

pathogen

A disease-producing microorganism.

pathogen

1. A disease-causing organism.
2. A microorganism that causes disease.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pathogen - any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
infectious agent, infective agent - an agent capable of producing infection
Translations
patogeenitaudinaiheuttaja

pathogen

[ˈpæθəʊdʒen] Npatógeno m

pathogen

[ˈpæθədʒɛn] nagent m pathogène

pathogen

n (Med) → Krankheitserreger m

pathogen

[ˈpæθəˌdʒɛn] nagente m patogeno

path·o·gen

n. patógeno, agente capaz de producir una enfermedad.

pathogen

n patógeno, agente patógeno
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