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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - The quality of causing bacterial injury.

Usage examples (35)
  • Prion infectivity is extremely resistant to degradation, resulting in an environmental persistence of infectious agent.
  • The purpose of condoms, for example, is to decrease the 'infectivity' leg of HIV's Triad of Risk.
  • They may be harder or easier to catch ("infectivity"); they can cause a milder or more severe illness ("virulence").
  • What made the 1918 flu so deadly was its infectivity. for more
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