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pathogenesis

[path-uh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌpæθ əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun
1.
the production and development of disease.
Also, pathogeny
[puh-thoj-uh-nee] /pəˈθɒdʒ ə ni/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Neo-Latin; see patho-, -genesis
Related forms
pathogenetic
[path-oh-juh-net-ik] /ˌpæθ oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for pathogenesis

pathogenesis

/ˌpæθəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the origin, development, and resultant effects of a disease
Derived Forms
pathogenetic (ˌpæθəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for pathogenesis
n.

1876, from patho- + genesis.

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pathogenesis in Medicine

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

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