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vac·cin·i·a

 (văk-sĭn′ē-ə)
n.
1. See cowpox.
2. The usually mild, cutaneous and sometimes systemic reaction in individuals who have been inoculated with smallpox vaccine.

[New Latin vaccīnia, from Latin vaccīnus, of cows; see vaccine.]

vac·cin′i·al adj.

vaccinia

(vækˈsɪnɪə)
n
(Veterinary Science) a technical name for cowpox
[C19: New Latin, from Latin vaccīnus of cows]
vacˈcinial adj

vac•cin•i•a

(vækˈsɪn i ə)

n., pl. -cin•i•as.
a variant of the cowpox virus that became established in vaccines derived from cowpox-inoculated humans.
[1800–10]
vac•cin′i•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vaccinia - a local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpoxvaccinia - a local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar
progressive vaccinia, vaccinia gangrenosa - a severe or even fatal form of vaccinia that occurs mainly in persons with an immunological deficiency; characterized by progressive enlargement of the initial lesion
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
2.vaccinia - a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox
pox - a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
Translations

vac·cin·i·a

n. vaccinia, virus causante de la viruela bovina del cual se obtiene la vacuna contra la viruela.

vaccinia

n vacuna
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