attenuated virus n.
A strain of a virus whose pathogenicity has been reduced so that it will initiate the immune response without producing the specific disease.
Pasteurism, pas-tėr′izm, n. the method of inoculation with the attenuated virus of certain diseases, esp.
Thirdly, he showed that inoculation with the attenuated virus rendered an animal immune from infection with rabies.
The matter first came to a practical issue by the inoculation of well animals with the attenuated virus.
He proposed to furnish a drove of fifty sheep half of which were to be inoculated with the attenuated virus of Pasteur.
In the chapter on fowl cholera is described how Pasteur first obtained his attenuated virus.