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vir·u·lent

 (vîr′yə-lənt, vîr′ə-)
adj.
1.
a. Characterized by, causing, or promoting the rapid onset of severe illness. Used of a disease or toxin.
b. Capable of causing disease by aggressively interfering with the immune system of the host. Used of a pathogen.
2. Extremely hostile or malicious: virulent criticism; a virulent bigot.

[Middle English, from Latin vīrulentus, from vīrus, poison.]

vir′u·lence, vir′u·len·cy n.
vir′u·lent·ly adv.

virulence

(ˈvɪrʊləns) or

virulency

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

vir•u•lence

(ˈvɪr yə ləns, ˈvɪr ə-)

also vir′u•len•cy,



n.
1. the quality of being virulent.
2. the relative ability of a microorganism to cause disease; degree of pathogenicity.
3. venomous hostility.
4. intense sharpness of temper.
[1655–65; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.virulence - extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease); "the virulence of the plague"
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
harmfulness, injuriousness - destructiveness that causes harm or injury
2.virulence - extreme hostility; "the virulence of the malicious old man"
hostility, ill will - a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition; "he could not conceal his hostility"

virulence

noun
Translations

virulence

[ˈvɪrʊləns] Nvirulencia f

virulence

[ˈvɪrjʊləns] n
[attack, anger, hatred, criticism] → virulence f
[disease, poison] → virulence f

virulence

n
(Med) → Heftigkeit f, → Bösartigkeit f; (of poison)Stärke f
(fig)Schärfe f, → Virulenz f (geh)

virulence

[ˈvɪrʊləns] n (frm) → virulenza

vir·u·lence

n. virulencia.
1. poder de un organismo de causar determinadas enfermedades en el huésped;
2. cualidad o estado de ser virulento.

virulence

n virulencia