Vaccinia definition

văk-sĭnē-ə
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The usually mild, cutaneous and sometimes systemic reaction in individuals who have been inoculated with smallpox vaccine.
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The usually mild, cutaneous and sometimes systemic reaction in individuals who have been inoculated with smallpox vaccine.
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(medicine) An infection of cowpox; or the virus which causes this infection.
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Origin of vaccinia

  • New Latin vaccīnia from Latin vaccīnus of cows vaccine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the genus name Vaccinia

    From Wiktionary