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Meaning of VACCINIA

Pronunciation:  vak'sineeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox
 

VACCINIA is a 8 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: cowpox
 
 See Also: animal disease

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vac*cin"i*a\, n. [NL. See {Vaccine}.] (Med.)
Cowpox; vaccina. See {Cowpox}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Vaccinia is the cowpox virus used to vaccinate against smallpox and, experimentally, as a carrier of genes for antigenic determinants cloned from other disease organisms.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: The cowpox virus used to vaccinate against smallpox and, experimentally, as a carrier of genes for antigenic determinants cloned from other disease organisms.
 

 

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