Definition of avidity
1 : the quality or state of being avid:a : keen eagernessb : consuming greed
2 : affinity 2b(2)
Examples of avidity in a Sentence
an advanced case of avidity that led to shoplifting at the tender age of 13
in her avidity to express her opinions, she frequently and unthinkingly interrupts people
Recent Examples of avidity from the Web
During the weeks before the opening, the international press gossips about the contestants with the same avidity that film critics devote to the Academy Awards.
But instead of vindicating Mr. Rockefeller’s avidity for banking abroad, those figures underlined Chase’s lagging performance at home.
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First Known Use of avidity
Medical Definition of avidity
: 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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