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1. pathogenic

adjective. ['ˌpæθəˈdʒɛnɪk'] able to cause disease.

Synonyms

  • morbific
  • unhealthful

Antonyms

  • antiseptic
  • nontoxic
  • wholesome

Etymology

  • -genic (English)
  • patho- (English)
  • πάθος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word pathogenic


1. Noun, singular or mass
Pigs may be infected with PPV without the virus becoming pathogenic.

2. Adjective
Campylobacter is another pathogenic bacterium that can be transferred to humans by eating infected chicken meat.

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