vaccination

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin vacca (cow). The term was coined by Edward Jenner (1749-1823) who infected people with weakened cowpox viruses, to immunise them against the disease.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • IPA(key): /ˌvæk.sɪˈneɪ.ʃən/, /ˌvæk.sɪˈneɪ.ʃn̩/
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  • Hyphenation: vac‧ci‧na‧tion

Noun[edit]

vaccination (uncountable)

  1. Inoculation with a vaccine, in order to protect from a particular disease or strain of disease

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaccination f (plural vaccinations)

  1. vaccination

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vaccination c

  1. vaccination

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