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noun as in germ

noun as in microbe

noun as in microorganism

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noun as in virus

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Plasma contains antibodies that people have built against the pathogen.

The spread of this type of vaccine would be limited, but in Nuismer and Bull’s models, transferable vaccines could achieve high enough levels of immunization to potentially eradicate pathogens in wild populations.

Unlike the pathogens the T-cells are used to hunting, tumor cells are not that dissimilar to the body’s other cells and often share many antigens.

That genetic trait is their Achilles’ heel, and that pathogen is the one thing that can take advantage of it.

These observations, however, might not apply to the novel pathogen.

This last capability of the virus appears to be how the pathogen is spreading between farms in different states.

Most human infections are contracted by inhaling, ingesting, or inoculating a pathogen.

The bacterium is technically a pathogen, so the USDA looks at it.

“The mosquito is really wily, but the pathogen is even more wily,” she says.

Malaria is a shape-shifter, like HIV, always reshuffling the deck to make a new pathogen.

Pathogen′esis, Pathog′eny, mode of production or development of disease.

Pathogenet′ic, Pathogen′ic, Pathog′enous, producing disease.

From these field and laboratory studies, it was concluded that the wilting and stunting were not produced by a plant pathogen.


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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pathogen, such as: antibody, bacterium, bug, disease, microbe, and microorganism.

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