EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN Related forms an·ti·vac·ci·na·tion, adjective non·vac·ci·na·tion, noun post·vac·ci·na·tion, adjective pre·vac·ci·na·tion, noun pro·vac·ci·na·tion, adjective re·vac·ci·na·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for revaccination Historical Examples of revaccination British Dictionary definitions for revaccination noun the act of vaccinating the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine
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Word Origin and History for revaccination n.
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].
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revaccination in Medicine revaccination [rē′văk-sə-nā ′shən] n. Vaccination of a person previously vaccinated. vaccination [văk′sə-nā ′shən] n. Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect against a particular disease. A scar left on the skin by vaccinating.
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Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect against a particular disease. A scar left on the skin by vaccinating.
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vaccination [(vak-suh- nay-shuhn)]
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