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avirulent

[ey-vir-yuh-luh nt, ey-vir-uh-] /eɪˈvɪr yə lənt, eɪˈvɪr ə-/
adjective
1.
(of organisms) having no virulence, as a result of age, heat, etc.; nonpathogenic.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; a-6 + virulent
Related forms
avirulence, noun
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  • The altered strain was rendered avirulent, because the immune system was able to eliminate the exposed pathogens.
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avirulent

/æˈvɪrʊlənt/
adjective
1.
(esp of bacteria) not virulent
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avirulent in Medicine

avirulent a·vir·u·lent (ā-vēr'yə-lənt, ā-vēr'ə-)
adj.
Not virulent.

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