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- n. the state of being virulent
- n. a measure of how virulent a thing is
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being virulent or venomous; poisonousness; malignancy.
- n. Extreme bitterness or malignity of disposition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being virulent, or charged with virus.
- n. Synonyms Poisonousness, venom, deadliness.
- n. Asperity, Harshness. See acrimony.
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- n. extreme hostility
- n. extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease)
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Throughout the manuscript, the term virulence factor will be used in accordance with the definition proposed by Wood et al; "A component of a pathogen that when deleted specifically impairs virulence but not viability"
It is very noteworthy here that one must certainly not conclude that the loss of disease-causing activity for cattle necessarily means a decrease in virulence for other animals.
What wonder, that this year, when as we are told, its virulence is unexampled in
This is the part that makes us sick that they call virulence in the article.
Current tests have been conducted in a maximum bio-hazard facility, and the results indicate that this virus’s virulence is exactly as advertised, killing mice and monkeys in remarkably short periods.
The harshness with which a parasite treats its host—what biologists call virulence—contains a trade-off.
To this aim, they deliver so-called virulence factors through a transport channel located in the bacterial membrane.
The homologues have not been described as virulence determinants but a similar peptidase has been identified in
These molecules, called virulence factors, play a sophisticated game of mimicry, imitating many of the cells 'normal activities but ultimately co-opting them to serve the bacteria's needs.
She said bacteria cause disease by producing molecules called virulence factors, which require a type of chemical bond, disulfide bonds, to function.