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  1. the disease-producing capacity of a pathogen.
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Origin of pathogenicity

First recorded in 1895–1900; pathogenic + -ity
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Examples from the Web for pathogenicity

Historical Examples of pathogenicity

  • A final important test in identification is that of pathogenicity.

    Contagious Abortion of Cows

    Ward J. MacNeal

  • A preliminary note on the identity, life-cycle, and pathogenicity of an important nematode parasite of captive monkeys.

  • There are, however, a certain few organisms which commonly express their pathogenicity in the formation of pus.