vaccinia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from vaccinus Date: 1803 1. a poxvirus (species Vaccinia virus of the genus Orthopoxvirus) that differs from but is closely related to the viruses causing smallpox and cowpox and that includes a strain of uncertain natural origin used in making vaccines against smallpox — called also vaccinia virus 2. a reaction to smallpox vaccine prepared from live vaccinia virus that may involve a rash, fever, headache, and body pain • vaccinial adjective

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  • vaccinia — f. inmun. Reacción cutánea o generalizada que puede ocurrir tras la vacunación contra la viruela. Medical Dictionary. 2011. vaccinia …   Diccionario médico

  • Vaccinia — Vac*cin i*a, n. [NL. See {Vaccine}.] (Med.) Cowpox; vaccina. See {Cowpox}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vaccinĭa — (lat., Vaccine), die Kuhpocken. V. notha (V. spuria, Vaccinella), falsche, unechte Kuhpocken, s.u. Kuhpocken S. 881. Vaccinella (Vaccinetta, Vaccinois, modificirte Kuhpocke), entstehen bei solchen, welche bereits die natürlichen Pocken od. die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • vaccinia — [vak sin′ē ə] n. [ModL < L vaccinus: see VACCINE] COWPOX vaccinial adj …   English World dictionary

  • Vaccinia — Taxobox | color=violet name = Vaccinia virus image caption = A TEM micrograph of Vaccinia virus virions. virus group = i familia = Poxviridae genus = Orthopoxvirus species = Vaccinia virus DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Vaccinia ICD10 = B08.0… …   Wikipedia

  • vaccinia — An infection, primarily local and limited to the site of inoculation, induced in humans by inoculation with the v. virus, type species in the genus Orthopoxvirus (family Poxviridae) in …   Medical dictionary

  • vaccinia — vaccinial, adj. /vak sin ee euh/, n. 1. a variant of the cowpox virus that became established in vaccines derived from cowpox inoculated humans. 2. Pathol. an acute infection caused by inoculation with vaccinia virus as a prophylactic against… …   Universalium

  • vaccinia — Virus of the Orthopoxvirus family used in vaccination against smallpox. Related to, but not identical to, cowpox virus. Also used as a vector for introducing DNA into animal cells …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • vaccinia — noun An infection of cowpox; or the virus which causes this infection …   Wiktionary

  • vaccinia — vac·cin·i·a || væk sɪnɪə n. cowpox disease …   English contemporary dictionary

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