pneumococcal vaccine

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pneumococcal vaccine pneu·mo·coc·cal vaccine (nōō'mə-kŏk'əl, nyōō'-)
n.
A vaccine containing purified capsular polysaccharide antigen from the most common infectious types of Streptococcus pneumoniae, used to immunize against pneumonococcal disease.

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