VACCINIAL

vaccinia

[vak-sin-ee-uh]
noun
1.
a variant of the cowpox virus that became established in vaccines derived from cowpox-inoculated humans.
2.
Pathology. an acute infection caused by inoculation with vaccinia virus as a prophylactic against smallpox, characterized by localized pustular eruptions.

Origin:
1800–10; < Neo-Latin; see vaccine, -ia

vaccinial, adjective
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vaccinia (vækˈsɪnɪə)
 
n
a technical name for cowpox
 
[C19: New Latin, from Latin vaccīnus of cows]
 
vac'cinial
 
adj

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vaccinia vac·cin·i·a (vāk-sĭn'ē-ə)
n.

  1. See cowpox.

  2. An infection induced in humans by inoculation with the vaccinia virus in order to confer resistance to smallpox; it is usually limited to the site of inoculation. Also called primary reaction.


vac·cin'i·al adj.
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