What is another word for infectious agent?

Pronunciation: [ɪnfˈɛkʃəs ˈe͡ɪd͡ʒənt] (IPA)

The term "infectious agent" refers to any microorganism that can cause an infectious disease. Synonyms for this term include pathogen, microbe, disease-causing organism, and infectious microorganism. Pathogens can be bacteria, viruses, fungi, prions, or parasites that invade the body and cause harm. In some cases, the term "contagion" can also be used to describe an infectious agent that can be spread from person to person. Understanding the different synonyms for infectious agents is important in helping researchers and healthcare professionals identify and treat infectious diseases effectively. Identifying and treating an infectious agent early can prevent further spread and minimize the impact of an outbreak.

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What are the hypernyms for Infectious agent?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
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What are the hyponyms for Infectious agent?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for infectious agent (as nouns)

Related words: bacterial agent, virus, antibiotic, infectious diseases, infectious disease treatment, pathogen, microorganism

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