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pathogen Syllabification: path·o·gen
Pronunciation: /ˈpaTHəjən/

Definition of pathogen in English:


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.


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