Definitions of vaccine

  1. immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies
  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.
  4. Pertaining to, or obtained from, cows or cowpox.
  5. Virus, or poison, obtained from cows affected with a disease called cowpox, or vaccinia, and used to prevent smallpox; loosely, any substance used for inoculation against disease.
  6. 1. Relating to vaccina in the cow or man. 2. The virus of cowpox, used by inoculation to confer immunity against smallpox; what is now employed is serum from the vesicles of the disease in a heifer, but formerly the scab of the dried pustule, taken from the animal or from man, was used. 3. The modified and attenuated virus of any disease, incapable of producing a severe infection, but affording protection, when inoculated, against the action of the unmodified virus. 4. An emulsion of dead cultures of specific bacteria in saline solution, employed hypodermically in opsonic therapy.
  7. Cow- pox virus.
  8. Pertaining to or derived from cows.
  9. Pertaining to, or derived from, cows, or from vaccination.
  10. Pertaining to cows or to cowpox.
  11. The virus of cowpox, for vaccination.
  12. Pertaining to cows; derived from cows.
  13. Pert. to or derived from cows, as vaccine matter.

Usage examples for vaccine

  1. " 'Report on a Vaccine for the Treatment and Cure of the Common Cold, ' by C. P. Coffin, et al. – The Coffin Cure by Alan Edward Nourse
  2. This is the vaccine- virus used as a preventive for smallpox. – Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry by Pratt Food Co.
  3. Ask this question of a Homoeopathist, and he will answer by referring to the effects produced by a very minute portion of vaccine matter, or the extraordinary diffusion of odors. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  4. But the vaccine matter is one of those substances called morbid poisons, of which it is a peculiar character to multiply themselves, when introduced into the system, as a seed does in the soil. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  5. Have you fresh vaccine? – Miss McDonald by Mary J. Holmes
  6. As a matter of fact the analysis of the vaccine he'd lifted from Wilcox's dispensary was not without significance. – Brink of Madness by Walter J. Sheldon
  7. At the end of that time the Veiientines, by letting loose herds of cattle like the Vaccine, which one still sees wandering in that part of the Campagna, drew them into an ambuscade, and they were all cut off to a man. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare