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avidity

[ uh-vid-i-tee ]
/ əˈvɪd ɪ ti /
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noun
eagerness; greediness.
enthusiasm or dedication.
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Origin of avidity

1400–50; late Middle English avidite<Middle French <Latin aviditās.See avid, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for avidity

avidity
/ (əˈvɪdɪtɪ) /

noun
the quality or state of being avid
  1. eagerness
  2. greed; avarice
chem
  1. the strength of an acid or base in proportion to its degree of dissociation
  2. another term for affinity (def. 6b)
immunol a measure of antigen-to-antibody binding, based on the rate of formation of the complex
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