vaccine

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See also: vacciné

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vækˈsiːn/, also /ˈvæk.siːn/, /ˈvæk.sɪn/
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Noun[edit]

vaccine (plural vaccines)

  1. (immunology) 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.

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Verb[edit]

vaccine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vacciner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of vacciner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of vacciner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of vacciner
  5. second-person singular imperative of vacciner

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Adjective[edit]

vaccine f

  1. feminine plural of vaccino

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