Vaccination definition

văksə-nāshən
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A scar left on the skin by vaccinating.
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A scar on the skin where a vaccine, esp. for smallpox, has been applied.
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Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect against a particular disease.
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The act or practice of vaccinating.
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Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect against a particular disease.
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A scar left on the skin by vaccinating.
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Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect against a particular disease.
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A scar left on the skin by vaccinating.
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Inoculation with a vaccine, in order to protect from a particular disease or strain of disease.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vaccination
Plural:
vaccinations

Origin of vaccination

  • From Latin vacca (“cow"). The term was coined by Edward Jenner (1749-1823) who infected people with weakened cowpox viruses, to immunise them against the disease.

    From Wiktionary