Definition of influenzal in US English:

influenzal

adjective

  • See influenza

    • ‘‘Homosexual’ is a really grim word, associated with saying ‘you have a disorder'. It's like saying you are a ‘influenzal’ - both defining the person by their sexuality and simultaneously defining the sexuality as a defect.’
    • ‘The favorable influence which influenza exerts on certain associated infections, reveals a toxic action of the influenzal virus.’
    • ‘The present invention relates to a novel influenzal vaccine for peroral administration and to a method of producing same.’
    • ‘With vaccines available for HiB as well as the usual triple antigens, influenzal vaccines and now pneumococcal vaccines - they are there to be used!’

Pronunciation

influenzal

/ˌinfləˈwenz(ə)l//ˌɪnfləˈwɛnz(ə)l/