hypervirulent

adjective hy·per·vir·u·lent \ ˌhī-pər-ˈvir-ə-lənt , -ˈvir-yə- \
variants: or hyper-virulent

Definition of hypervirulent

: extremely or unusually virulent
  • hypervirulent strains of the bacteria

hypervirulence

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈvir-ə-lən(t)s, -ˈvir-yə-\ or hyper-virulence noun
    • hypervirulence of novel clostridial strains

First Known Use of hypervirulent

1926

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