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vækˈsin; esp. Brit. ˈvæk sinvac·cine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vaccine, vaccinumnoun

    immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies

GCIDE

  1. Vaccineadjective

    Of or pertaining to a vaccine or vaccination.

    Etymology: [L. vaccinus, fr. vacca a cow; cf. Skr. v to bellow, to groan.]

  2. Vaccinenoun

    any preparation used to render an organism immune to some disease, by inducing or increasing the natural immunity mechanisms. Prior to 1995, such preparations usually contained killed organisms of the type for which immunity was desired, and sometimes used live organisms having attenuated virulence. Since that date, preparations containing only specific antigenic portions of the pathogenic organism have also been used. Some of these are prepared by genetic engineering techniques.

  3. Vaccinenoun

    (Computers) A program designed to protect a computer from software viruses, by detecting and or eliminating them.

Wiktionary

  1. vaccinenoun

    A substance given to stimulate the body's production of antibodies and provide immunity against a disease, prepared from the agent that causes the disease, or a synthetic substitute.

    Etymology: From vaccinus, from vacca (because of early use of the cowpox virus against smallpox). Cf. New or Scientific Latin (variola) vaccina, or "cowpox".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vaccineadjective

    of or pertaining to cows; pertaining to, derived from, or caused by, vaccinia; as, vaccine virus; the vaccine disease

    Etymology: [L. vaccinus, fr. vacca a cow; cf. Skr. v to bellow, to groan.]

  2. Vaccinenoun

    the virus of vaccinia used in vaccination

    Etymology: [L. vaccinus, fr. vacca a cow; cf. Skr. v to bellow, to groan.]

  3. Vaccinenoun

    any preparation used to render an organism immune to some disease, by inducing or increasing the natural immunity mechanisms. Prior to 1995, such preparations usually contained killed organisms of the type for which immunity was desired, and sometimes used live organisms having attenuated virulence. since that date, preparations containing only specific antigenic portions of the pathogenic organism are also used, some of which are prepared by genetic engineering techniques

    Etymology: [L. vaccinus, fr. vacca a cow; cf. Skr. v to bellow, to groan.]

Freebase

  1. Vaccine

    A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and "remember" it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters. Vaccines may be prophylactic, or therapeutic. The term vaccine derives from Edward Jenner's 1796 use of cow pox, to inoculate humans, providing them protection against smallpox.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vaccine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vaccine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of vaccine in a Sentence

  1. The State Council:

    Vaccine quality and safety are to do with people's lives and health, especially children, and is a red line that cannot be crossed.

  2. The Atlantic:

    Despite some shifting numbers, neither our vaccines nor our immune systems are failing us, or even coming close. Vaccine effectiveness isn’t a monolith, and neither is immunity. Staying safe from a virus depends on host and pathogen alike; a change in either can chip away at the barriers that separate the two without obliterating them, which is exactly what we’re seeing now.

  3. Nathan Grubaugh:

    If cheap alternatives like SalivaDirect can be implemented across the country, we may finally get a handle on this pandemic, even before a vaccine.

  4. Doug Parker:

    I've got 10 straight months of data saying that people are ready to travel in six months. It keeps saying the same thing, what I do believe is that once people are comfortable, it will come back relatively quickly. There is huge pent-up demand to travel. We hear it everywhere we go. But no one is going to travel until there are things to do when you travel, and until the vaccine is distributed and the pandemic is largely eradicated.

  5. Charles Chiu:

    Now that we know this variant is on the rise in our local communities, we are prioritizing it for study, researchers at UCSF and elsewhere will now be able to perform the critical laboratory experiments to determine whether or not this virus is more infectious or affects vaccine performance.

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