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Word: virulent

Definition: (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom


Sentences Containing 'virulent'

"Aeromonas salmonicida’s" ability to infect a variety of host, multiply, and adapt, make it a prime virulent bacterium.
A similar, contributing effect has been identified within corporate rating systems, where "gaming the system becomes virulent when formalization is combined with transparency."
After President Robert Mugabe in August 1995 expressed a virulent attack on homosexuals at the fair, voices arose to move the fair to Johannesburg in South Africa.
Allison Willmore in "The A.V. Club" described the film as a "virulent pro-life tract" and "revenge fantasy" that, rather than being a film, is "propaganda for the already converted."
Avian influenza viruses that cause HPAI are highly virulent, and mortality rates in infected flocks often approach 100%.
Bacteriophage phiKMV and its relatives are known to be highly virulent phages, producing large ( diameter) clear plaques upon plating on a susceptible host. The only reported exception is phage LKA1, which yields small plaques () surrounded by a halo.
He advocated strongly for the voluntary resettlement of the Jewish people, suffering under virulent anti-Semitism, in Israel.
He was also a virulent anti-semite, opposed to Jewish participation in British life, using "Truth" to campaign against "Hebrew barons" and their supposedly excessive influence, "Jewish exclusivity" and "Jewish cowardice".
His attacks on Tammany Hall were so frequent and so virulent that in 1894 he was sued for libel because of biographical sketches of certain leaders in that organization; cases which never came up for trial. In 1896, Godkin broke with the Democratic party after it nominated William Jennings Bryan.
In the case of a total separation from Great Britain, which, unless prevented by a union of this kind, seems very likely to take place, those factions would be ten times more virulent than ever.
It would, at least, deliver them from those rancourous and virulent factions which are inseparable from small democracies, and which have so frequently divided the affections of their people, and disturbed the tranquillity of their governments, in their form so nearly democratical.
Its molecular properties include a special surface protein array called the A-layer, which is believed to be responsible for the bacteria’s virulent traits, and lipopolysaccharide, the cells' major cell envelope antigen. The A-layer consists of a 50-kD protein, and provides protection to the bacterium.
Laboratory tests have shown "P. semilanceata" to suppress the growth of the soil-borne water mold "Phytophthora cinnamomi", a virulent plant pathogen that causes the disease root rot.
Marching in ideological warfare against the arrows from Bataille, Thomas Mann, the far more centrist Albert Camus and others, the Nazi movement, despite Nietzsche' virulent hatred of both volkist-populist socialist and nationalism ("national socialism), did, in certain of its emphases, share undeniable affinity with Nietzsche's ideas, including his ferocious attacks against democracy, egalitarianism, the communistic-socialistic social model, popular Christianity, parliamentary government, and a number of other things.
On the cellular level, Species 8472's own somatic cells can become extremely virulent when in a foreign blood-stream, duplicating themselves rapidly.
The current strain of H5N1 responsible for die-offs of domestic birds in Asia is an HPAI strain; other strains of H5N1 occurring elsewhere in the world are less virulent and, therefore, are classified as LPAI strains.
The disease was particularly virulent in the city.
The issue resurfaced in more virulent form, however, around the time of the Mexican–American War, which raised the stakes by adding new territories primarily on the Southern side of the imaginary geographic divide.
The most virulent sinner of this batch had stayed out and allowed`dues'to accumulate against him so long that he had to send in six hundred and twenty five dollars with his application.
The stigmatized status of Africans following enslavement has become the basis for the more virulent anti-African racism that has persisted until the present.
They discover that the demented experiments of an unhinged geneticist have placed them at ground zero of a brand new virulent zombie strain—one that has infected powerful superheroes.
Throughout its existence, "Contimporanul" was a virulent opponent of "Gândirea"; thus, it kept a more reserved attitude toward Expressionism (which was promoted by the latter).

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