pathogen or germ was a disease-causing biological agent.
Doctor Phlox, " germs are among the most resilient organisms known to medical science, capable of survival in a broad range of environments, including in some cases the vacuum of space. By the 22nd century, more than 200 million space-dwelling microbes had been cataloged. One such microbe is a virulent disease pathogen called Polycocyx astris , which can survive in space, inside " He answered a interstellar dust grains, for millions of years. question by Gabrielle Witty, a student of Worley Elementary School. ( : " ENT ")
Breaking the Ice
This definition of germ also appears in the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 303). Added is, that a germ is "
any of a wide range of unicellular microorganisms, including many disease pathogens. Also called
. Germs are microscopic in size.
Some germs spread with personal contact. In
2373, Elias Giger refused to shake hands with Jake Sisko, as it might spread germs. ( : " DS9 ")
In the Cards
Icheb was genetically altered by the Brunali to carry a pathogen that was lethal to the Borg. ( : " VOY ")
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