- Pathology. capable of producing disease: pathogenic bacteria.
Origin of pathogenic
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Examples from the Web for pathogenic
Pathogenic bacteria from the remains can get into water supplies.Haiti's Grisly Problem
January 19, 2010
No, I cannot credit the idea of a pathogenic organism too seriously.The Electronic Mind Reader
Every one, we might say, is immune against some or other of the pathogenic microbes.
As for the pathogenic mechanism of the sniffing tic, it is simple enough.Tics and Their Treatment
The lodgment in the system of a pathogenic germ, and the multiplication of that germ.The Doctor's Dilemma
George Bernard Shaw
Those whom God hath joined together, let no pathogenic organism put asunder.A Book of Burlesques
H. L. Mencken
- able to cause or produce diseasepathogenic bacteria
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Word Origin and History for pathogenic
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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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