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Meaning of VACCINE

Pronunciation:  vak'seen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies
 

VACCINE is a 7 letter word that starts with V.

 

 See Also: DPT vaccine, immunizing agent, immunogen, pneumococcal vaccine, Pneumovax, poliovirus vaccine

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.



 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A substance or group of substances meant to cause the immune system to respond to a tumor or to microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A preparation of dead or weakened pathogens, or of derived antigenic determinants, that is used to induce formation of antibodies or immunity against the pathogen.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: A preparation of dead or weakened pathogen, or of derived antigenic determinants, that is used to induce formation of antibodies or immunity against the pathogen. (See Polyvalent vaccine, Subunit vaccine)
 

 

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