Definition of nonresistant in English:


Syllabification: non·re·sis·tant
Pronunciation: /ˌnänriˈzistənt


  • 1(Of an organism) vulnerable to particular diseases or pathogens: nonresistant rice plants
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    • The suppression of immune responses is costly, in particular for nonresistant individuals with high levels of somatic infections.
    • It is important to recognize that resistance also affects the treatment of individuals with nonresistant organisms.
    • Similarly, fruit flies selected to resist the attacks of parasites are less competitive foragers than their nonresistant counter-parts.
  • 2Not mounting resistance to authority: nonresistant pacifism
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    • Nonresistant sects, notably Mennonites and Brethren, also developed active forms of pacifism such as humanitarian service for war victims.

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