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Definition 1: an agent capable of producing infection - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for infective agent in the sense of this definition

(infective agent is a kind of ...) an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect

"their research uncovered new disease agents"

(... is a kind of infective agent ) (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein

(... is a kind of infective agent ) any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)

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