Vaccinia

/vakˈsɪnɪə/

Origin

From New Latin, dating back to 1800–10; see origin at vaccine, -ia (Source: dictionary.com)

Early 19th century modern Latin, from Latin vaccinus (see vaccine). (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Vaccinia

Vaccinia

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.
  3. a technical name for cowpox

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Vaccinia

n.

  1. 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.primary reaction

dictionary.com

Vaccinia

noun

  1. Cowpox, or the virus which causes it.

lexico.com

Vaccinia

noun

  1. : a poxvirus (species Vaccinia virus of the genus Orthopoxvirus) that differs from but is closely related to the viruses causing smallpox and cowpox and that includes a strain used in making vaccines against smallpox
  2. : a reaction to smallpox vaccine prepared from live vaccinia virus that may involve a rash, fever, headache, and body pain

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Example sentences for Vaccinia

  1. For example, vaccinia immune globulin, or VIG, is stored and ready for the next person who becomes ill from smallpox vaccine.
  2. By vaccinating a person we inoculate him with vaccinia or cowpox.
  3. The view that vaccinia is attenuated variola is well known, and has been extensively adopted by English physicians.

Nearby words

vaccinator , vaccine , vaccine lymph , vaccine point , vaccinee , vaccinia virus , vacciniform , vaccinization , vaccinology , vachel

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