the production and development of disease.
Also, pathogeny [puh-thoj-uh-nee] .

1875–80; < Neo-Latin; see patho-, -genesis

pathogenetic [path-oh-juh-net-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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pathogenesis or pathogeny (ˌpæθəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs, pəˈθɒdʒɪnɪ)
the origin, development, and resultant effects of a disease
pathogeny or pathogeny
pathogenetic or pathogeny

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pathogenesis path·o·gen·e·sis (pāth'ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs) or pa·thog·e·ny (pā-thŏj'ə-nē)
The development of a disease or morbid condition. Also called nosogenesis.

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Getting a good animal model is the only way to understand the mechanism of pathogenesis, he says.
Temperature regulation and the pathogenesis of fever.
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