What is another word for virulency?

88 synonyms found


[ vˈɪɹələnsi], [ vˈɪɹələnsi], [ v_ˈɪ_ɹ_ə_l_ə_n_s_i]

Related words: virulency in microbiology, virulency of bacteria, virulency in viruses, viral virulency, virulence calculation, virulence and attenuation, virulence testing, virulence factor

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  • What is the virulency of a virus?
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    How to use "Virulency" in context?

    Virulency is the capability of an organism to cause serious epidemics through the spread of infectious diseases. The word virulency originates from the Latin word viri, meaning man, and Latin word lux, meaning light, so virulence literally means the light of man. It is a measure of the ability of an organism to cause serious epidemics. Many viruses are highly virulent, meaning they can cause widespread disease outbreaks.

    The virulence of a virus depends on many factors, including the type of host the virus infects and the nature of the virus.

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