Meaning of “pathogen” in the English Dictionary

"pathogen" in British English

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pathogennoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpæθ.ə.dʒən/ us /ˈpæθ.ə.dʒən/

any small organism, such as a virus or a bacterium that can cause disease:

a dangerous pathogen
pathogenic
adjective uk /ˌpæθ.əˈdʒen.ɪk/ us /ˌpæθ.əˈdʒen.ɪk/

(Definition of “pathogen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pathogen" in American English

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pathogennoun [ C ]

/ˈpæθ·ə·dʒən/

biology any small organism that can cause disease

(Definition of “pathogen” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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