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pathogenic

[path-uh-jen-ik] /ˌpæθ əˈdʒɛn ɪk/
adjective
1.
Pathology. capable of producing disease:
pathogenic bacteria.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; patho- + -genic
Related forms
antipathogenic, adjective
nonpathogenic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antipathogenic

pathogenic

/ˌpæθəˈdʒɛnɪk/
adjective
1.
able to cause or produce disease: pathogenic bacteria
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Word Origin and History for antipathogenic

pathogenic

adj.

"producing disease," 1836, from French pathogénique, from Greek pathos "disease" (see pathos) + French -génique "producing" (see -gen). Related: Pathogenetic (1838); pathogenicity.

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antipathogenic in Medicine

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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antipathogenic in Culture
pathogenic [(path-uh-jen-ik)]

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

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