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- The degree of ability of an organism to cause disease.
Susan Allender-Hagedorn and Charles Hagedorn - Cite This Source - This Definition
- The degree of ability of an organism to cause disease. The relative infectiousness of a bacterium or virus, or its ability to overcome the resistance of the host metabolism.
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- degeneration, disease-free, disease-indexing, endemic, epizootic, functional food, germ, gluten, haemophilia, hypoplastic, inactivated agent, leaf roll, phytosterol, replacement therapy, stomatal index, zoonosis