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 eagernessb :  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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