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avirulent

[ ey-vir-yuh-luhnt, ey-vir-uh- ]
/ eɪˈvɪr yə lənt, eɪˈvɪr ə- /
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adjective

(of organisms) having no virulence, as a result of age, heat, etc.; nonpathogenic.

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Origin of avirulent

First recorded in 1895–1900; a-6 + virulent

OTHER WORDS FROM avirulent

a·vir·u·lence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for avirulent

avirulent
/ (æˈvɪrʊlənt) /

adjective

(esp of bacteria) not virulent
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Medical definitions for avirulent

avirulent
[ ā-vîryə-lənt, ā-vîrə- ]

adj.

Not virulent.
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