Medical Dictionary

virulence

noun vir·u·lence \ˈvir-(y)ə-lən(t)s\

Medical Definition of VIRULENCE

:  the quality or state of being virulent: as a :  relative severity and malignancy <ameliorate the virulence of a disease> b :  the relative capacity of a pathogen to overcome body defenses—compare infectivity

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July 06, 2015
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