virulence

  • 1 virulence — [ virylɑ̃s ] n. f. • v. 1370 « pus »; rare av. XVIIIe; lat. virulentia « infection » 1 ♦ Méd. Vx Caractère virulent. « La virulence de ses humeurs » (Voltaire). ♢ Fig. Âpreté, violence. Virulence d une critique. « Bien qu ils protestent avec… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Virulence — (also called pestiferousness) refers to the degree of pathogenicity of a microbe, or in other words the relative ability of a microbe to cause disease.The word virulent , which is the adjective for virulence, derives from the Latin word… …

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  • 3 Virulence — Vir u*lence, Virulency Vir u*len*cy, n. [Cf. F. virulence, L. virulentia an offensive odor, a stench.] 1. The quality or state of being virulent or venomous; poisonousness; malignancy. [1913 Webster] 2. Extreme bitterness or malignity of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 virulence — virulence. См. вирулентность. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 5 virulence — index fatality, force (strength), harm, rancor, severity, spite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 virulence — (n.) 1660s (virulency attested from 1610s), from L. virulentia, from virulentus (see VIRULENT (Cf. virulent)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 virulence — [vir′yo͞olən sē, vir′oolən sēvir′yoo ləns, vir′ooləns] n. [LL virulentia] 1. the quality of being virulent, or very poisonous, noxious, malignant, etc. 2. bitter animosity; venom; rancor 3. the relative infectiousness of a microorganism causing… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Virulence — Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Virulence », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) La virulence désigne le caractère pathogène, nocif et violent d un micro organisme (bactérie ou champignon). La virulence d un pathogène …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 9 virulence — (vi ru lan s ) s. f. 1°   Qualité de ce qui est virulent. •   Ces bruits [sur la phthiriase] ont fait croire qu Hérode faisait égorger des enfants pour se baigner dans leur sang, et adoucir par ce remède la virulence de ses humeurs, VOLT. Philos …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 10 virulence — [[t]vɪ̱rjʊləns[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N of n Virulence is great bitterness and hostility. [FORMAL] The virulence of the café owner s anger had appalled her. 2) N UNCOUNT The virulence of a disease or poison is its ability to harm or kill people… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 Virulence — The ability of any agent of infection to produce disease. The virulence of a microorganism (such as a bacterium or virus) is a measure of the severity of the disease it is capable of causing. The adjective virulent implies extremely noxious,… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 12 VIRULENCE — s. f. Qualité de ce qui est virulent, La virulence de cette humeur. La virulence de ses discours …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13 VIRULENCE — n. f. Qualité de ce qui est virulent. La virulence de cette humeur. La virulence de ses discours. En termes de Médecine, il désigne l’Aptitude des microbes à se développer dans l’organisme et à y sécréter des poisons …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 14 virulence — virulentiškumas statusas Aprobuotas sritis augalų apsauga apibrėžtis Mikroorganizmo gebėjimo sukelti ligą laipsnis, kurį rodo sukeltos ligos sunkumas. Dozės (inokuliacijai), kuri reikalinga tam tikram patogeniškumo laipsniui sukelti, matas.… …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 15 virulence — noun 1. extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease) (Freq. 2) the virulence of the plague • Syn: ↑virulency • Derivationally related forms: ↑virulent (for: ↑virulency), ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 virulence — noun Date: 1621 the quality or state of being virulent: as a. extreme bitterness or malignity of temper ; rancor b. malignancy, venomousness < ameliorate the virulence of a disease > c. the relative capacity of a pathogen to overcome body… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 virulence — virulentiškumas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Mikroorganizmų patogeniškumo laipsnis. atitikmenys: angl. virulence rus. вирулентность …

    Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • 18 virulence — virulent ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects. 2) (of a pathogen, especially a virus) highly infective. 3) bitterly hostile. DERIVATIVES virulence noun virulently adverb. ORIGIN originally describing… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 19 virulence — n. [L. virulentus, fr. virus, poison] The state of being pathogenic …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 20 virulence — (vir u lens) The degree or intensity of pathogenicity of an organism as indicated by case fatality rates and/or ability to invade host tissues and cause disease …

    Dictionary of microbiology


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