Avidity definition

ə-vĭdĭ-tē
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Strong desire or craving.

An insatiable avidity for power.

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Keen interest or enthusiasm.

An avidity for sightseeing.

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Eagerness; intenseness of desire.

To eat with avidity.

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(biochemistry) The measure of the synergism of the strength individual interactions between proteins.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
avidity
Plural:
avidities

Origin of avidity

  • From Old French avidite (French avidité), from Latin aviditās (“avidity, covetousness").

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