Definition of Vaccine in English :

Define Vaccine in English

Vaccine meaning in English

Meaning of Vaccine in English

Pronunciation of Vaccine in English

Vaccine pronunciation in English

Pronounce Vaccine in English


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1. vaccine, vaccinum

immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies

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see synonyms of vaccine
noun medicine
a suspension of dead, attenuated, or otherwise modified microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, or rickettsiae) for inoculation to produce immunity to a disease by stimulating the production of antibodies
(originally) a preparation of the virus of cowpox taken from infected cows and inoculated in humans to produce immunity to smallpox
3. (modifier)
of or relating to vaccination or vaccinia
4. computing
a piece of software designed to detect and remove computer viruses from a system

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see synonyms of vaccine
1.  Originally
lymph, or a preparation of this, from a cowpox vesicle, containing the causative virus and used in vaccination against cowpox or smallpox
any preparation of killed microorganisms, living weakened organisms, etc. introduced into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease by causing the formation of antibodies
3.  Rare
of cowpox or vaccination

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see synonyms of vaccine
a. A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen, such as a bacterium or virus, or of a portion of the pathogen's structure, that is administered to prevent or treat infection by the pathogen and that functions by stimulating the production of an immune response.
b. A preparation from the cowpox virus that protects against smallpox when administered to an individual.
2. Computers A software program designed to detect and stop the progress of computer viruses.

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