GERM THEORY

the doctrine stating that infectious diseases are caused by the presence and activity in body tissues of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses or fungi.

GERM THEORY: "The germ theory deals with infectious diseases."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GERM THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/germ-theory/ (accessed January 15, 2021).
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