vaccine

vaccine

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English

Etymology

From Latin vaccīnus, from vacca (cow) (because of early use of the cowpox virus against smallpox). Compare New Latin variola vaccīna, "cowpox".

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vækˈsiːn/, /ˈvæk.siːn/, /ˈvæk.sɪn/, /vækˈsaɪn/

Noun

vaccine (countable and uncountable, plural vaccines)

  1. (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 synthetic substitute.

Related terms

  • immunization
  • inoculation
  • vaccinate
  • vaccination

Translations


Danish

Noun

vaccine c (singular definite vaccinen, plural indefinite vacciner)

  1. vaccine

Declension

Related terms

  • vaccinere

References

  • “vaccine” in Den Danske Ordbog

French

Verb

vaccine

  1. inflection of vacciner:
    1. first-person and third-person singular present indicative and subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Italian

Adjective

vaccine f pl

  1. feminine plural of vaccino

Anagrams

  • vinacce

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