avirulent

adjective
avir·​u·​lent | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈvir-(y)ə-lənt How to pronounce avirulent (audio) \

Definition of avirulent

: not virulent or pathogenic : not capable of causing disease avirulent strains of salmonellae avirulent viruses

First Known Use of avirulent

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Avirulent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avirulent. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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avirulent

adjective
avir·​u·​lent | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈvir-(y)ə-lənt How to pronounce avirulent (audio) \

Medical Definition of avirulent

: not virulent an avirulent tubercle bacillus — compare nonpathogenic

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