noun Etymology: French vaccin, from vaccine cowpox, from New Latin vaccina (in variolae vaccinae cowpox), from Latin, feminine of vaccinus, adjective, of or from cows, from vacca cow; akin to Sanskrit vaśa cow Date: 1813 a preparation of killed microorganisms, living attenuated organisms, or living fully virulent organisms that is administered to produce or artificially increase immunity to a particular disease • vaccine adjective

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  • vaccine — [ vaksin ] n. f. • 1749; lat. méd. variola vaccina « variole de la vache » 1 ♦ Maladie infectieuse observée chez la vache (⇒ cow pox), le cheval, due à un virus morphologiquement identique au virus de la variole humaine, et dont l inoculation… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vaccine — Vac cine (v[a^]k s[imac]n or v[a^]k s[i^]n; 277), a. [L. vaccinus, fr. vacca a cow; cf. Skr. v[=a][,c] to bellow, to groan.] 1. Of or pertaining to cows; pertaining to, derived from, or caused by, vaccinia; as, vaccine virus; the vaccine disease …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vacciné — vacciné, e adj. Endurci, prévenu : Moi, je suis vacciné. Vacciné avec une aiguille de phono, bavard. / Vaccinée ou vaccinée au pus de génisse, déflorée …   Dictionnaire du Français argotique et populaire

  • vacciné — vacciné, ée (va ksi né, née) part. passé de vacciner. Un enfant vacciné.    Substantivement. Les vaccinés …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Vaccine — Vac cine (v[a^]k*s[=e]n or v[a^]k s[=e]n), n. 1. The virus of vaccinia used in vaccination. [1913 Webster] 2. any preparation used to render an organism immune to some disease, by inducing or increasing the natural immunity mechanisms. Prior to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vaccine — VACCINE: Ne fréquenter que des personnes vaccinées …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • vaccine — (n.) matter used in vaccination, 1846, from L. vaccina, fem. of vaccinus pertaining to a cow (see VACCINATION (Cf. vaccination)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vaccine — ► NOUN Medicine ▪ a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease or a synthetic substitute. ORIGIN Latin vaccinus, from vacca cow… …   English terms dictionary

  • vaccine — [vak sēn′, vak′sēn] n. [L vaccinus, from cows < vacca, cow; akin ? to Sans vaśā, rogue cow] 1. lymph, or a preparation of this, from a cowpox vesicle, containing the causative virus and used in vaccination against cowpox or smallpox 2. any… …   English World dictionary

  • Vaccine — For other uses, see Vaccine (disambiguation). A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease causing microorganism, and is often made from… …   Wikipedia

  • vaccine — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ effective, safe ▪ flu, measles, rubella, etc. ▪ The polio vaccine has saved millions of lives. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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