American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Capable of causing disease.
- adj. Originating or producing disease.
- adj. Of or relating to pathogenesis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Producing disease.
- adj. Able to cause (harmful) disease.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Med. & Biol.) Of or pertaining to pathogeny; producting disease
- adj. able to cause disease
- patho- + -genic (Wiktionary)
“As our knowledge has advanced it has become abundantly evident that the so-called pathogenic bacteria are not organisms with special features, but that each is a member of a group of organisms possessing closely allied characters.”
“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.”
“The fact will some day be generally recognized, as it is today by a few, that the so-called pathogenic bacteria or germs have no power to injure a healthy body, that there is bodily degeneration first and then the system becomes a favorable culture medium for germs: In other words, disease comes first and the pathogenic bacteria multiply afterwards.”
“There are other flu viruses that have emerged in recent decades such as the highly "pathogenic" (disease-causing) bird flu H5N1 that may have the potential to cause much greater human harm.”
“There are other flu viruses that have emerged in recent decades such as the highly "pathogenic" disease-causing bird flu H5N1 that may have the potential to cause much greater human harm.”
“Chlorination aims at destroying or, at least, inactivating harmful microorganisms, such as pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and cysts present in the water.”
“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.”
“The union said Friday in a statement that its complaint accused the management of France Télécom and its mobile phone unit Orange of conducting a "pathogenic" restructuring.”
“Our findings provide good evidence that, by accumulating metals, these plants benefit from enhanced protection against enemies such as pathogenic microorganisms and herbivores.”
“Our findings provide good evidence that, by accumulating metals, these plants benefit from enhanced protection against enemies such as pathogenic microorganisms and herbivores. ”
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