[ path-uh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌpæθ əˈdʒɛn ɪk /
Pathology. capable of producing disease: pathogenic bacteria.
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OTHER WORDS FROM pathogenican·ti·path·o·gen·ic, adjectivenon·path·o·gen·ic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for non-pathogenic
The healthy organism is always beset with a multitude of non-pathogenic bacteria.
No sharp line can be drawn between pathogenic and non-pathogenic Pathogenic bacteria.
British Dictionary definitions for non-pathogenic
/ (ˌpæθəˈdʒɛnɪk) /
able to cause or produce diseasepathogenic bacteria
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Medical definitions for non-pathogenic
[ păth′ə-jĕn′ĭk ]
Having the capability to cause disease.
Relating to pathogenesis.
Other words from pathogenicpath′o•ge•nic′i•ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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Cultural definitions for non-pathogenic
[ (path-uh-jen-ik) ]
A descriptive term for a thing or condition that can cause disease.
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