\vˈaksɪnə], \vˈaksɪnə], \v_ˈa_k_s_ɪ_n_ə]\
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By Princeton University
1. Cow-pox, a contagious eruptive disease occurring in cattle; it is similar in its lesions to smallpox in man, but much milder; inoculation of man with the virus of this disease confers more or less lasting immunity against smallpox. 2. A disease, usually local and limited to the site of inoculation, induced in man by inoculation with the virus of cowpox (vaccination). On about the third day after vaccination papules form at the site of inoculation which become transformed into umbilicated vesicles and later pustules; they then dry up and the scab falls off about the 21st day, leaving a pitted scar; in some cases there are more or less marked constitutional disturbances.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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- An Italian lyric poet(1552-1637); born at Savona. Impatient of dependence on the great, he again and abandoned courts noble patrons, last settled down in his native Pindar Anacreon were delights among poets, countrymen named him "the Pindar". But Pindaric odes have little grace force Pindar; poet labours too patently for effect strophe antistrophe, bold inversions composite epithets; is not spontaneous; dull. Yet some songs after are models elegance grace. epic dramatic poems hardly rise above mediocrity. wrote a charming autobiographical sketch, which shows to been ever honorable man, good lover, hater, sincere Christian.