- Pathology. capable of producing disease: pathogenic bacteria.
Origin of pathogenic
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- able to cause or produce diseasepathogenic bacteria
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Word Origin and History for nonpathogenic
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- Having the capability to cause disease.
- Producing disease.
- Relating to pathogenesis.
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A descriptive term for a thing or condition that can cause disease.
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