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causative agent

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  • Disease causative agent — The term disease causative agent usually refers to a biological agents pathogen that causes a disease. Technically, the term can also refer to a toxin or toxic chemical that causes illness such as parasites or bacteria. See also List of human… …   Wikipedia

  • causative — [[t]kɔ͟ːzətɪv[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Causative factors are ones which are responsible for causing something. [FORMAL] Both nicotine and carbon monoxide inhaled with cigarette smoking have been incriminated as causative factors. ...the prime causative… …   English dictionary

  • causative — caus•a•tive [[t]ˈkɔ zə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) acting as a cause; producing (often fol. by of): a causative agent[/ex] 2) gram. expressing causation, as the verb fell“to cause to fall” or the suffix en in sharpen“to cause to become sharp.” 3) gram. a… …   From formal English to slang

  • Causative — Caus a*tive, a. [L. causativus pertaining to a lawsuit (causa), but in the English sense from E. cause.] 1. Effective, as a cause or agent; causing. [1913 Webster] Causative in nature of a number of effects. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Expressing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Causative — A causative form, in linguistics, is an expression of an agent causing or forcing a patient to perform an action (or to be in a certain condition).All languages have ways to express causation, but they differ in the means. In some languages there …   Wikipedia

  • causative — adjective Date: 15th century 1. effective or operating as a cause or agent < causative bacteria of cholera > 2. expressing causation; specifically being a linguistic form that indicates that the subject causes an act to be performed or a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • causative — 1. adjective Acting as a cause. 2. noun An expression of an agent causing or forcing a patient to perform an action (or to be in a certain condition) …   Wiktionary

  • causative — caus·a·tive (kawzґə tiv) effective or responsible as a cause or agent …   Medical dictionary

  • Eaton agent — Ea·ton agent ēt ən n a microorganism of the genus Mycoplasma (M. pneumoniae) that is the causative agent of primary atypical pneumonia Eaton Monroe Davis (b 1904) American microbiologist. Eaton worked on the isolation of the causative agent of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Eat|on agent — «EE tuhn», a microorganism, a variety of mycoplasma, that is the causative agent of primary atypical pneumonia. ╂[< Monroe D. Eaton, born 1904, American bacteriologist] …   Useful english dictionary

  • causal agent or organism — Any organism or chemical that induces a given disease; a causative agent …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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