pathogenic

[path-uh-jen-ik]

adjective

Pathology. capable of producing disease: pathogenic bacteria.

Nearby words

  1. pathocure,
  2. pathoformic,
  3. pathogen,
  4. pathogenesis,
  5. pathogenetic,
  6. pathogenic occlusion,
  7. pathogenicity,
  8. pathogeny,
  9. pathognomonic,
  10. pathognomonic symptom

Origin of pathogenic

First recorded in 1850–55; patho- + -genic

Related formsan·ti·path·o·gen·ic, adjectivenon·path·o·gen·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for anti-pathogenic

pathogenic

adjective

able to cause or produce diseasepathogenic bacteria
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Word Origin and History for anti-pathogenic

pathogenic

adj.

"producing disease," 1836, from French pathogénique, from Greek pathos "disease" (see pathos) + French -génique "producing" (see -gen). Related: Pathogenetic (1838); pathogenicity.

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Medicine definitions for anti-pathogenic

pathogenic

[păth′ə-jĕnĭk]

adj.

Having the capability to cause disease.
Producing disease.
Relating to pathogenesis.
Related formspath′o•ge•nici•ty (-jə-nĭsĭ-tē) n.


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Culture definitions for anti-pathogenic

pathogenic

[(path-uh-jen-ik)]

A descriptive term for a thing or condition that can cause disease.

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