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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Able to cause disease.

Usage examples (34)
  • The so-called pathogenic bacteria never thrive in the baby's body until the infant has been overfed or fed on improper food long enough to break down its resistance.
  • Chlorination aims at destroying or, at least, inactivating harmful microorganisms, such as pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and cysts present in the water.
  • What if we could stimulate the system to adapt and resist to "pathogenic" influences beforehand?
  • It's considered far more "pathogenic," or more likely to cause disease than subcutaneous fat - fat just beneath the skin that a person can pinch. for more
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