pathogen
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈpæθədʒn̩/
Noun

pathogen (plural pathogens)

  1. (pathology, immunology) Any organism or substance, especially a microorganism, capable of causing disease, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa or fungi. Microorganisms are not considered to be pathogenic until they have reached a population size that is large enough to cause disease.
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