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avidity

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noun, avid·ity \ə-ˈvi-də-tē, a-\

Definition of avidity

plural avidities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being avid: a :  keen eagerness b :  consuming greed

  2. 2 :  affinity 2b(2)



Examples of avidity in a sentence

  1. <an advanced case of avidity that led to shoplifting at the tender age of 13>

  2. <in her avidity to express her opinions, she frequently and unthinkingly interrupts people>



15th Century

First Known Use of avidity

15th century


Medical Dictionary

avidity

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noun avid·ity \ə-ˈvi-də-tē, a- also ā-\

Medical Definition of avidity

  1. :  a characteristic of antibodies (such as antitoxins) that tends to enhance their rate or stability in binding with an antigen <Antibody avidity is an average measure of the affinity of the antibodies for a particular antigen in a serum sample.—Dominic F. Kelly, The New England Journal of Medicine, 21 Dec. 2005>





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