Medical Dictionary


adj vir·u·lent \-lənt\

Medical Definition of VIRULENT

a :  marked by a rapid, severe, and malignant course <a virulent infection> b :  able to overcome bodily defense mechanisms <a virulent pathogen>
:  extremely poisonous or venomous :  noxious
April 26, 2015
rococo Hear it
excessively ornate or intricate
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears