What does virulence mean?

Definitions for virulence
ˈvɪr yə ləns, ˈvɪr ə-vir·u·lence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. virulence, virulencynoun

    extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease)

    "the virulence of the plague"

  2. virulence, virulencynoun

    extreme hostility

    "the virulence of the malicious old man"

Wiktionary

  1. virulencenoun

    the state of being virulent

  2. virulencenoun

    a measure of how virulent a thing is

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virulencenoun

    alt. of Virulency

Freebase

  1. Virulence

    Virulence is by MeSH definition the degree of pathogenicity within a group or species of parasites as indicated by case fatality rates and/or the ability of the organism to invade the tissues of the host. The pathogenicity of an organism - its ability to cause disease - is determined by its virulence factors. The noun virulence derives from the adjective virulent. Virulent can describe either disease severity or a pathogen's infectivity. The word virulent derives from the Latin word virulentus, meaning "a poisoned wound" or "full of poison." In an ecological context, virulence can be defined as the host's parasite-induced loss of fitness. Virulence can be understood in terms of proximate causes—those specific traits of the pathogen that help make the host ill—and ultimate causes—the evolutionary pressures that lead to virulent traits occurring in a pathogen strain.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Virulence

    The degree of pathogenicity within a group or species of microorganisms or viruses as indicated by case fatality rates and/or the ability of the organism to invade the tissues of the host. The pathogenic capacity of an organism is determined by its VIRULENCE FACTORS.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of virulence in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of virulence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of virulence in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    In some ways, I may represent change that worries them, i think if you are talking about the specific virulence of some of the opposition directed towards me, then, you know, that may be explained by the particulars of who I am.

  2. Howard Markel:

    Today, the anti-mask sentiment has a virulence and violence of its own that we didn't see back then.

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