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susceptibility

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noun sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty \sə-ˌsep-tə-ˈbil-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of susceptibility

plural susceptibilities

  1. 1:  the quality or state of being susceptible :  the state of being predisposed to, sensitive to, or of lacking the ability to resist something (as a pathogen, familial disease, or a drug) :  sensitivity

  2. 2a:  the ratio of the magnetization in a substance to the corresponding magnetizing force—see paramagneticb:  the ratio of the electric polarization to the electric intensity in a polarized dielectric





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