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pathogenic

[ path-uh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌpæθ əˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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adjective
Pathology. capable of producing disease: pathogenic bacteria.
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Origin of pathogenic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM pathogenic

an·ti·path·o·gen·ic, adjectivenon·path·o·gen·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pathogenic

pathogenic
/ (ˌpæθəˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective
able to cause or produce diseasepathogenic bacteria
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Cultural definitions for pathogenic

pathogenic
[ (path-uh-jen-ik) ]

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

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