Examples from the Web for pathogen
This last capability of the virus appears to be how the pathogen is spreading between farms in different states.Aporkalypse Now: Pig-Killing Virus Could Mean the End of Bacon|Carrie Arnold|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most human infections are contracted by inhaling, ingesting, or inoculating a pathogen.This Amoeba Eats Your Brain: Naegleria Fowleri Rattles New Orleans|Kent Sepkowitz|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The bacterium is technically a pathogen, so the USDA looks at it.
“The mosquito is really wily, but the pathogen is even more wily,” she says.Mosquitoes Love Some People More and Science Wants to Know Why|Josh Dzieza|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When I started the job in 1992 it was well established as a pathogen, and that was the end of pink burgers for you and for me.Be Afraid of Your Food: An Epidemiologist’s Sensible Advice|Amanda Kludt|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pathogen′esis, Pathog′eny, mode of production or development of disease.
Pathogenet′ic, Pathogen′ic, Pathog′enous, producing disease.
British Dictionary definitions for pathogen
Word Origin and History for pathogen
1880, a back-formation from pathogenic.