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The development of a diseased or morbid condition.


(ˌpæθəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) or


(Pathology) the origin, development, and resultant effects of a disease
pathogenetic adj


(ˌpæθ əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

also pa•thog•e•ny

(pəˈθɒdʒ ə ni)

the production and development of disease.
path`o•ge•net′ic (-oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.pathogenesis - the origination and development of a disease
focalisation, focalization - the confinement of an infection to a limited area
pathologic process, pathological process - an organic process occurring as a consequence of disease


n. patogénesis, origen y desarrollo de una enfermedad.
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