Noun Vaccinia Definition and Examples


Noun:

Vaccinia

Pronunciation:

/vakˈsɪnɪə/

Definition:
1.

noun

Cowpox, or the virus which causes it.
  1. 'A live, replicating virus, vaccinia can cause side effects, which on rare occasions can be serious and potentially life-threatening.'
  2. 'Then the immune-impaired and those susceptible to vaccinia complications could be inoculated against vaccinia while everyone else is inoculated against smallpox.'
((n.) Cowpox; vaccina. See Cowpox.)


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.


Examples:

"There can be vaccinia proteins."
"There can be vaccinia genes."
"There can be vaccinia dnas."
"vaccinias can be without things."

Origin:
Early 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin vaccinus (see vaccine).

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