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Salk vaccine

noun
a vaccine that contains three types of inactivated poliomyelitis viruses and induces immunity against the disease.

Origin:
1950–55; named after J. E. Salk

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Salk vaccine n.
A vaccine containing inactivated polioviruses, used to immunize against poliomyelitis.

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Salk vaccine [(sawlk, sawk)]

The first vaccine developed for immunization against poliomyelitis. It is named for Jonas Salk, the twentieth-century American scientist who developed it.

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