One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism) causing disease.‘a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus’
- ‘What may follow is the proliferation of unopposed pathogenic bacteria or fungi.’
- ‘Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of pathogenic leptospires in the lake.’
- ‘Wild birds may carry the highly pathogenic form of avian influenza.’
- ‘Raw meat may carry pathogenic organisms.’
- ‘Within 16 hours, the treatment produced a 150-fold reduction in the number of pathogenic cells in the intestines.’
- ‘Scientists are working toward breeding farm animals that resist infection with pathogenic E. coli strains.’
- ‘With 87 per cent of all pigs infected with pathogenic campylobacter, reducing macrolide use in pig production should be a real priority for government.’
- ‘It was a running stew of potent pathogenic microbes.’
- ‘Infection by pathogenic parasites may be a symptom of ill health, rather than the simple or single cause.’
- ‘Our knowledge of the molecular mechanisms by which pathogenic microorganisms cause disease will be growing at a rapid pace.’
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