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Definition of Vaccine


  1. Of or pertaining to cows; pertaining to, derived from, or caused by, vaccinia; as, vaccine virus; the vaccine disease.
  2. The virus of vaccinia used in vaccination.
  3. any preparation used to render an organism immune to some disease, by inducing or increasing the natural immunity mechanisms. Prior to 1995, such preparations usually contained killed organisms of the type for which immunity was desired, and sometimes used live organisms having attenuated virulence. since that date, preparations containing only specific antigenic portions of the pathogenic organism are also used, some of which are prepared by genetic engineering techniques.

Vaccine Quotations

Humans have always used our intelligence and creativity to improve our existence. After all, we invented the wheel, discovered how to make fire, invented the printing press and found a vaccine for polio.
Naveen Jain

If you give us a safe vaccine, we'll use it. It shouldn't be polio versus autism.
Jenny McCarthy

The thing is I think vaccines are one of the greatest medical breakthroughs that we have. I'm a big fan and a great fan of the history of the development of the smallpox vaccine, for example.
Rand Paul

The risks are far greater to your child of not getting immunized than any kind of speculative potential relationship between the vaccine and the development of autism.
Irwin Redlener

It's clear that prevention will never be sufficient. That's why we need a vaccine that will be safe.
Luc Montagnier
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Vaccine Translations

vaccine in Dutch is entstof, vaccin, vaccine
vaccine in French is vaccin
vaccine in German is Impfstoff, Schutzstoffes, Schutzstoff
vaccine in Italian is vaccino
vaccine in Norwegian is vaksinasjon
vaccine in Portuguese is vacina
vaccine in Spanish is vacuna
vaccine in Swedish is vaccin
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