avi·​an·​ize
variants: or British avianise \ ˈā-​vē-​ə-​ˌnīz How to pronounce avianise (audio) \
avianized or British avianised; avianizing or British avianising

Medical Definition of avianize

: to modify or attenuate (as a virus) by repeated culture in a developing chick embryo

Learn More about avianize

Cite this Entry

“Avianize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/avianize. Accessed 28 January 2020.

Comments on avianize

What made you want to look up avianize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

showing steady, earnest care and effort

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!