Definitions for vacciniavækˈsɪn i ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vac•cin•i•avækˈsɪn i ə(n.)(pl.)-cin•i•as.
a variant of the cowpox virus that became established in vaccines derived from cowpox-inoculated humans.
Origin of vaccinia:
vaccinia, vaccina, variola vaccine, variola vaccinia, variola vaccina(noun)
a local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar
a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox
An infection of cowpox; or the virus which causes this infection
cowpox; vaccina. See Cowpox
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The cutaneous and occasional systemic reactions associated with vaccination using smallpox (variola) vaccine.
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