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infectivity

Pronunciation: in'fek-tiv'i-te

Definition:

  1. The characteristic of a disease agent that embodies capability of entering, surviving in, and multiplying and causing disease in a susceptible host.
  2. The proportion of exposures in defined circumstances that result in infection.
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