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Pathogen   [ Pathology ]
Synonym: Infectious agent,
Etiologic agent

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
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  A synonym of pathogen is "infectious agent". The term "pathogen" is most often used for agents that disrupt the normal physiology of a multicellular animal or plant. However, pathogens can infect unicellular organisms from all of the biological kingdoms  

 

 

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