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pathogenic (adj.)

"producing disease," 1836, from French pathogénique, from Greek pathos "disease" (from PIE root *kwent(h)- "to suffer") + French -génique "producing" (see -gen). Related: Pathogenetic (1838); pathogenicity.

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Definitions of pathogenic

pathogenic (adj.)
able to cause disease;
pathogenic bacteria
Synonyms: infective / morbific
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