Definitions for virulentˈvɪr yə lənt, ˈvɪr ə-
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deadly, venomous, virulent(adj)
extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
"venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"
infectious; having the ability to cause disease
acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic(adj)
harsh or corrosive in tone
"an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"
highly infectious, malignant or deadly.
Hostile to the point of being venomous; intensely acrimonious.
The politicians were virulent in their hatred of the president.
Origin: From virus.
extremely poisonous or venomous; very active in doing injury
very bitter in enmity; actuated by a desire to injure; malignant; as, a virulent invective
Origin: [L. virulentus, fr. virus poison: cf. F. virulent. See Virus.]
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This is really fascinating for understanding mechanistically another way to acquire genes that encode factors that make it virulent.
Slavery may, perhaps, be best compared to the infantile disease of measles; a complaint which so commonly attacks the young of humanity in their infancy, and when gone through at that period leaves behind it so few fatal marks; but which when it normally attacks the fully developed adult becomes one of the most virulent and toxic of diseases, often permanently poisoning the constitution where it does not end in death.
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