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vaccination

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EtymologyEdit

From vaccinia, a cowpox infection. Ultimately from Latin vacca (cow). The term was coined by Edward Jenner (1749-1823) who infected people with weakened cowpox viruses (Vaccinia), to immunise them against the disease. It is now known that vaccinia and cow pox are separate conditions, but at the time of Jenner, they were considered the same condition.

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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • IPA(key): /ˌvæk.sɪˈneɪ.ʃən/, /ˌvæk.sɪˈneɪ.ʃn̩/
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  • Hyphenation: vac‧ci‧na‧tion

NounEdit

vaccination (uncountable)

  1. Inoculation with a vaccine, in order to protect from a particular disease or strain of disease.
    • 2014 June 14, “It's a gas”, The Economist, volume 411, number 8891: 
      One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.

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vaccination f (plural vaccinations)

  1. vaccination

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vaccination c

  1. vaccination

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