Origin of vaccine
OTHER WORDS FROM vaccinepro·vac·cine, adjective
How to use vaccine in a sentence
The vaccine is delivered through a “carrier virus” that causes a common cold in chimpanzees but does not affect humans.
The need for an Ebola vaccine in West Africa has never been greater.
With Ebola still raging in West Africa, the race to find a vaccine is heating up.
That Stone would slander the democratic, pro-Western, EuroMaidan revolution as a CIA coup is no surprise.Oliver Stone’s Latest Dictator Suckup|James Kirchick|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
On average, the vaccine has an efficacy of about 60 percent.When You Get the Flu This Winter, You Can Blame Anti-Vaxxers|Kent Sepkowitz|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In addition, the currency notes of the Government served in the place pro tanto of the Bank of England notes.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
“Lecompton” constitution of Kansas was a pro-slavery document which Buchanan favoured.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Nam Sacerdos ille, qui huc ante nos aduenerat, nostro statim adutu in Galliam sua ipse sponte & pro veteri desiderio remigrauit.
Domi primm dedimus operam, vt pro nostris viribus officium Ecclesiasticum ne deesset.
During the ingenuous apologia pro vita sua Miss Anne regarded him with her honest candour.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for vaccine
Word Origin for vaccine
Scientific definitions for vaccine
A Closer Look
In the 1950s, polio epidemics left thousands of children with permanent physical disabilities. Today, infants are given a vaccine to prevent infection with the polio virus. That vaccine, like most others, works by stimulating the body's immune system to produce antibodies that destroy pathogens. Scientists usually prepare vaccines by taking a sample of the pathogen and destroying or weakening it with heat or chemicals. The inactivated or attenuated pathogen loses its ability to cause serious illness but is still able to stimulate antibody production, thereby conferring immunity. The Salk polio vaccine contains killed virus, while the Sabin polio vaccine contains weakened live poliovirus. (Many scientists no longer consider viruses to be living organisms) Scientists are also able to change the structure of viruses and bacteria at the molecular level, altering DNA so that the potential of the vaccine to cause disease is decreased. New vaccines containing harmless bits of DNA have also been developed.
Cultural definitions for vaccine
A substance prepared from dead or living microorganisms that is introduced into the body through inoculation. The vaccine causes the development of antibodies, which produce immunity to the disease caused by the microorganism.