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Vaccine definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

VAC'CINE, a. [L. vaccinus, from vacca, a cow.]
Pertaining to cows; originating with or derived from cows; as the vaccine disease or cow-pox.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies [syn: vaccine, vaccinum]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French vaccin, from vaccine cowpox, from New Latin vaccina (in variolae vaccinae cowpox), from Latin, feminine of vaccinus, adjective, of or from cows, from vacca cow; akin to Sanskrit va?a cow Date: 1813 a preparation of killed microorganisms, living attenuated organisms, or living fully virulent organisms that is administered to produce or artificially increase immunity to a particular disease vaccine adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. 1 an antigenic preparation used to stimulate the production of antibodies and procure immunity from one or several diseases. 2 hist. the cowpox virus used in vaccination against smallpox. --adj. of or relating to cowpox or vaccination. Derivatives: vaccinal adj. Etymology: L vaccinus f. vacca cow

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Vaccine Vac"cine, a. [L. vaccinus, fr. vacca a cow; cf. Skr. v[=a]c to bellow, to groan.] Of or pertaining to cows; pertaining to, derived from, or caused by, vaccinia; as, vaccine virus; the vaccine disease. -- n. The virus of vaccinia used in vaccination.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(vaccines) A vaccine is a substance containing a harmless form of the germs that cause a particular disease. It is given to people, usually by injection, to prevent them getting that disease. Anti-malarial vaccines are now undergoing trials... Seven million doses of vaccine are annually given to British children. N-MASS

Moby Thesaurus

A, B, T, antitoxin, autogenous vaccine, bang, booster, booster shot, bovine vaccine, fix, hit, humanized vaccine, hypodermic, hypodermic injection, injection, inoculation, jet injection, mainlining, narcotic injection, shooting up, shot, skin-popping, stock vaccine, toxoid, univalent vaccine, vaccination


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