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Virulence

Virulence Meaning & Definition
Virulence Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Virulence?

[n] extreme hostility; "the virulence of the malicious old man"
[n] extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease); "the virulence of the plague"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Virulence: virulency

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See Also | harmfulness | hostility | ill will | injuriousness

Virulence In Webster's Dictionary

\Vir"u*lence\, Virulency \Vir"u*len*cy\, n. [Cf. F. virulence, L. virulentia an offensive odor, a stench.] 1. The quality or state of being virulent or venomous; poisonousness; malignancy. 2. Extreme bitterness or malignity of disposition. ``Refuted without satirical virulency.'' --Barrow. The virulence of one declaimer, or the profundities and sublimities of the other. --I. Taylor.

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