avianize

[ ey-vee-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈeɪ vi əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), a·vi·an·ized, a·vi·an·iz·ing. Microbiology.

to diminish the infectivity of (a virus) by repeated culturing in chick embryos.

Nearby words

  1. avian,
  2. avian flu,
  3. avian influenza,
  4. avian leukosis-sarcoma complex,
  5. avian pneumoencephalitis,
  6. aviarist,
  7. aviary,
  8. aviate,
  9. aviatic,
  10. aviation

Also especially British, a·vi·an·ise.

Origin of avianize


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