Vir"u*lence (?), Vir"u*len*cy (?), n. [Cf. F. virulence, L. virulentia an offensive odor, a stench.]
The quality or state of being virulent or venomous; poisonousness; malignancy.
Extreme bitterness or malignity of disposition.
"Refuted without satirical virulency
The virulence of one declaimer, or the profundities and sublimities of the other.
© Webster 1913.