[ 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.
- avian flu,
- avian influenza,
- avian leukosis-sarcoma complex,
- avian pneumoencephalitis,
Also especially British, a·vi·an·ise.
Origin of avianize
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