- quality of being virulent.
- the relative ability of a microorganism to cause disease; degree of pathogenicity.
- the capability of a microorganism to cause disease.
- venomous hostility.
- intense sharpness of temper.
- the quality of being virulent
- the capacity of a microorganism for causing disease
1660s (virulency attested from 1610s), from Latin virulentia, from virulentus (see virulent).
- The quality of being poisonous.
- The capacity of a microorganism to cause disease.