vaccination

[ vak-suh-ney-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF vaccination

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Vaccination in those days was by no means the universal custom that it now is.

The hope of eliminating the disease, however, comes rather in the use of vaccination.

Since vaccination became the rule, however, there are very few cases.

Explain why vaccination will cure as well as prevent smallpox.

Unexpected as it may seem, vaccination is not only a preventive of smallpox, but a cure for it.

If the vaccination does not take, it should be repeated after an interval of two months.

There are some children, however, who seem to be immune to vaccination.

Many people get unjust ideas about vaccination from just such cases.

She should see that the part is allowed to dry thoroughly after vaccination.

I find that Jenner's discovery of vaccination was made public in June, 1798.

WORD ORIGIN

1803, used by British physician Edward Jenner (1749-1823) for the technique he devised of preventing smallpox by injecting people with the cowpox virus (variolae vaccinae), from vaccine (adj.) "pertaining to cows, from cows" (1798), from Latin vaccinus "from cows," from vacca "cow" (bos being originally "ox," "a loan word from a rural dialect" according to Buck, who cites Umbrian bue). "The use of the term for diseases other than smallpox is due to Pasteur" [OED].

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR VACCINATION

inoculation

nounimmunization
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