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infectious disease

infectious disease in Medicine

infectious disease n.
A disease resulting from the presence and activity of a pathogenic microbial agent.

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infectious disease  
A disease caused by a microorganism or other agent, such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus, that enters the body of an organism.
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