antipathogenic

pathogenic

[path-uh-jen-ik]
adjective
Pathology. capable of producing disease: pathogenic bacteria.

Origin:
1850–55; patho- + -genic

antipathogenic, adjective
nonpathogenic, adjective
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pathogenic (ˌpæθəˈdʒɛnɪk)
 
adj
able to cause or produce disease: pathogenic bacteria

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pathogenic
"producing disease," 1852, from Fr. pathogénique, from Gk. pathos "disease" (see pathos) + Fr. génique "producing." Earlier pathogenetic (1838). Related: Pathogenicity.
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pathogenic path·o·gen·ic (pāth'ə-jěn'ĭk) or path·o·ge·net·ic (-jə-nět'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Having the capability to cause disease.

  2. Producing disease.

  3. Relating to pathogenesis.


path'o·ge·nic'i·ty (-jə-nĭs'ĭ-tē) n.
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pathogenic [(path-uh-jen-ik)]

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

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