virulency


virulency

noun

  1. quality of being virulent.
  2. Bacteriology.
    1. the relative ability of a microorganism to cause disease; degree of pathogenicity.
    2. the capability of a microorganism to cause disease.
  3. venomous hostility.
  4. intense sharpness of temper.

noun

  1. the quality of being virulent
  2. the capacity of a microorganism for causing disease
n.

1660s (virulency attested from 1610s), from Latin virulentia, from virulentus (see virulent).

n.

  1. The quality of being poisonous.
  2. The capacity of a microorganism to cause disease.

The capacity of a pathogen, such as a microorganism or toxin, to produce disease.

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