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pertussis vaccine

pertussis vaccine in Medicine

pertussis vaccine n.
A vaccine containing inactivated Bordetella pertussis bacteria, often used in the diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, and pertussis vaccine to immunize against whooping cough. Also called whooping cough vaccine.

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