Definitions for vaccinationˌvæk səˈneɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vac•ci•na•tionˌvæk səˈneɪ ʃən(n.)
the act or practice of inoculating with vaccine.
the scar where a vaccine was administered.
Origin of vaccination:
taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease
the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine
Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect a particular disease or strain of disease
Origin: From vacca. The term was coined by Edward Jenner (1749-1823) who infected people with weakened cowpox viruses to immunise them against the disease.
the act, art, or practice of vaccinating, or inoculating with the cowpox, in order to prevent or mitigate an attack of smallpox. Cf. Inoculation
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
. Inoculation with the matter of cowpox as a protection against smallpox, was introduced 1796-98 by Edward Jenner (q. v.), and at length adopted by the faculty after much opposition on the part of both medical men and the public.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Administration of vaccines to stimulate the host's immune response. This includes any preparation intended for active immunological prophylaxis.
Translations for vaccination
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an) act of vaccinating or process of being vaccinated
I'm to have a vaccination tomorrow; Vaccination was introduced in the eighteenth century.
- تَلْقيح، تَطْعيمArabic
- vacinaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die SchutzimpfungGerman
- vakcinacija, cijepljenjeCroatian
- 백신 접종Korean
- vakcinācija; potēšanaLatvian
- vaksinasjon; vaksineringNorwegian
- vaccinering, vaccinationSwedish
- 疫苗接種Chinese (Trad.)
- حفاظتي ٹيکہ لگوانے کا عملUrdu
- sự tiêm chủngVietnamese
- 种痘Chinese (Simp.)
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