Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Vaccinia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as vaccinia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

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Examples

  • But none is reliable in general; none contains a specific to neutralize the morbid poison; none is a reliable prophylactic, such as vaccina for small-pox; and if single physicians, or whole classes of physicians, assert to the contrary, the fault must lie somewhere, either in their excess of faith in certain authorities, which induces them to throw their own pia desideria into the scales, or in a want of cool, impartial observation continued for a sufficient length of time to wear out sanguine expectations.

    Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms

  • The _pestis vaccina_, or disease amongst the cows, which afflicted this island about half a century ago, seems to have been a contagious fever with great arterial debility; as in some of them in the latter stage of the disease, an emphysema could often be felt in some parts, which evinced a considerable progress of gangrene beneath the skin.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • Marcella wrote: My now 3 year old received the chicken pox vaccina …

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • Examples of such filth include Truthers, Deathers, Birthers, H1N1, skepticism of vaccina tion in general, the health-care debate, refuting evolution and accepting intelli gent design, skepticism of global warm ing and the impact humans have on the environment.

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  • "Among the acute exanthemata, the following may, up to the present time, be placed in this group; variola-vaccina, scarlatina, and measles.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 303, October 22, 1881

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