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pathogenicity

[path-oh-juh-nis-i-tee] /ˌpæθ oʊ dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the disease-producing capacity of a pathogen.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; pathogenic + -ity
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  • Genomic transition to pathogenicity in chytrid fungi.
  • Parallel bacterial evolution within multiple patients identifies candidate pathogenicity genes.

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