virulence

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

vir·u·lence

noun \ˈvir-(y)ə-lən(t)s\

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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