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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: vel'o-jen'ik

Definition: Denoting the virulence of a virus capable of inducing, after a brief incubation period, a fulminating and often lethal disease in embryonic, immature, and adult hosts; used in characterizing Newcastle disease virus.

[L. velox, rapid, + G. -gen, producing]

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