English Online Dictionary. What means vaccine? What does vaccine mean?
From Latin vaccīnus, from vacca (“cow”) (because of early use of the cowpox virus against smallpox). Compare New Latin variola vaccīna (“cowpox”).
- (UK) /ˈvæk.siːn/, /ˈvæk.sɪn/
- (US) IPA(key): /vækˈsiːn/,
vaccine (countable and uncountable, plural vaccines)
- (immunology) A substance given to stimulate the body's production of antibodies and provide immunity against a disease without causing the disease itself in the treatment, prepared from the agent that causes the disease (or a related, also effective, but safer disease), or a synthetic substitute.
- The process of vaccination.
- My dog has had two vaccines this year.
vaccine c (singular definite vaccinen, plural indefinite vacciner)
- “vaccine” in Den Danske Ordbog
- inflection of vacciner:
- first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
- second-person singular imperative
vaccine f pl
- feminine plural of vaccino