hypervirulent

adjective
hy·​per·​vir·​u·​lent | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈvir-ə-lənt How to pronounce hypervirulent (audio) , -ˈvir-yə- \
variants: or hyper-virulent

Definition of hypervirulent

: extremely or unusually virulent hypervirulent strains of the bacteria

Other Words from hypervirulent

hypervirulence \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈvir-​ə-​lən(t)s How to pronounce hypervirulence (audio) , -​ˈvir-​yə-​ \ or hyper-virulence noun
hypervirulence of novel clostridial strains

First Known Use of hypervirulent

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypervirulent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypervirulent. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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