vaccine

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See also: vacciné

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) /ˈvæk.siːn/,[1][2] /ˈvæk.sɪn/[1]
  • (US) IPA(key): /vækˈsiːn/,[1][2]
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Noun[edit]

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 related, also effective, but safer disease), or a synthetic substitute.
  2. The process of vaccination.
    My dog has had two vaccines this year.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 vaccine” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  2. 2.0 2.1 vaccine”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary, (Please provide a date or year).

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Noun[edit]

vaccine c (singular definite vaccinen, plural indefinite vacciner)

  1. vaccine

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vaccine

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

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vaccine f pl

  1. feminine plural of vaccino

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