copathogen etymology

English word copathogen comes from English co-, English pathogen

Detailed word origin of copathogen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
co- English (eng) (mathematics) of the opposite, of the counterpart; dual. Partner or subordinate in an activity. To the same degree. Together; mutually; jointly.
pathogen English (eng) (pathology, immunology) Any organism or substance, especially a microorganism, capable of causing disease, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa or fungi. Microorganisms are not considered to be pathogenic until they have reached a population size that is large enough to cause disease.
copathogen English (eng) A pathogen coexistent with another in the same host, yielding coinfection.

Words with the same origin as copathogen

Descendants of co-
coaction coadjacent coalesce coarchitect cobrand cocultural coenact coexist coherent cohost coincidental comigrate copilot coplane coproduction coregister coring cosection coseismal cosign cosine costain costar coworker