Definition of pathogen in English:

pathogen

noun

Medicine
  • A bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.

    • ‘Such changes may also happen within a class, especially for bacterial pathogens.’
    • ‘These, similarly, do not support combination therapy for specific pathogens, when detected.’
    • ‘A part of the stool sample was processed for the detection of bacterial pathogens.’
    • ‘Symptoms and signs of influenza in children are not specific and can mimic a range of other common respiratory viral pathogens.’
    • ‘Pattern recognition receptors recognise structures common to many microbial pathogens.’

Pronunciation:

pathogen

/ˈpaθədʒ(ə)n/