infectivity
noun see infective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • infectivity — (in fek tiv i te) Infectiousness; the state or quality of being infectious or communicable …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • infectivity — See infectiveness. * * * …   Universalium

  • infectivity — noun The ability of a pathogen to establish an infection …   Wiktionary

  • infectivity — 1. The characteristic of a disease agent that embodies capability of entering, surviving in, and multiplying and causing disease in a susceptible host. 2. The proportion of exposures in defined circumstances that result in infection. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • infectivity — n. contaminability, quality of being infectious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • infectivity — in·fec·tiv·i·ty …   English syllables

  • infectivity — ˌinˌfekˈtivəd.ē noun ( es) : the quality of being infective : the ability to produce infection; specifically : a tendency to spread rapidly from host to host distinguished from virulence * * * infectˈiveness or infectivˈity …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hepatitis-B-infectivity-Antigen — Hepatitis B infectivity Anti|ge̲n [...witi...; engl. infectivity = Ansteckungsfähigkeit] s; s, e: Bez. für das Antigen des Hepatitis B Virus, das die Prognose der Hepatitis B bestimmt; Abk.: HBeAG …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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