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noun [C]     /ˈpæθ.ə.dʒən/
any small organism, such as a virus or a bacterium that can cause disease: a dangerous pathogenBacteria, moulds, germs and viruses pathogenic     /ˌpæθ.əˈdʒen.ɪk/ adjective Bacteria, moulds, germs and viruses
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