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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism).

Usage examples (37)
  • If the pathogen is a virus the phagocytes can't destroy hot cells.
  • Food poisoning linked to the pathogen is the third most commonly reported foodborne illness in the US.
  • But as tests are still being carried out, MOH is unable to say if the pathogen is the cause of the outbreak.
  • Carried by animals like rats and dogs, the pathogen is usually a problem that arises during widespread flooding. for more
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