Salk

[ sawk, sawlk ]
/ sɔk, sɔlk /

noun

Jonas E(dward),1914–95, U.S. bacteriologist: developed Salk vaccine.
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British Dictionary definitions for salk

Salk

/ (sɔːlk) /

noun

Jonas Edward. 1914–95, US virologist: developed an injected vaccine against poliomyelitis (1954)
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Medicine definitions for salk

Salk

[ sôlk ]
Jonas 1914-1995

American microbiologist who developed (1954) the first effective killed-virus vaccine against polio.
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Science definitions for salk

Salk

[ sôlk ]
Jonas Edward 1914-1995

American microbiologist who in 1954 developed the first effective vaccine against polio, using an inactivated form of the virus. Salk's vaccine, which was administered by injection, was widely used until 1959 when Albert Sabin introduced an orally administered vaccine derived from a live form of the virus.
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