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vir•u•lent



Pronunciation: (vir'yu-lunt, vir'u-), [key]
adj.
1. actively poisonous; intensely noxious: a virulent insect bite.
2. Med.highly infective; malignant or deadly.
3. Bacteriol.causing clinical symptoms.
4. violently or spitefully hostile.
5. intensely bitter, spiteful, or malicious: a virulent attack.

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