Definition of pathogen in English:

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pathogen

Pronunciation: /ˈpaTHəjən/
Pronunciation: /ˈpaTHəˌjen/

noun

Medicine
A bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.
Example sentences
  • Symptoms and signs of influenza in children are not specific and can mimic a range of other common respiratory viral pathogens.
  • Such changes may also happen within a class, especially for bacterial pathogens.
  • A part of the stool sample was processed for the detection of bacterial pathogens.

Derivatives

pathogenous

Pronunciation: /pəˈTHäjənəs/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The three pathogenous microbes include leptospira interrogans, epithelium glucocus gene and xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris.

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Syllabification: path·o·gen

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