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From Latin vaccīnus, from vacca (cow) (because of early use of the cowpox virus against smallpox). Compare New Latin variola vaccīna, "cowpox".

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  • IPA(key): /vækˈsiːn/, /ˈvæk.siːn/, /ˈvæk.sɪn/, /vækˈsaɪn/
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vaccine (countable and uncountable, plural vaccines)

  1. (immunology) A substance given to stimulate the body's production of antibodies and provide immunity against a disease without causing the disease itself in the treatment, prepared from the agent that causes the disease, or a synthetic substitute.

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vaccine c (singular definite vaccinen, plural indefinite vacciner)

  1. vaccine

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vaccine f pl

  1. feminine plural of vaccino

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