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  1. of, relating to, or caused by vaccine or vaccination.
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Origin of vaccinal

1855–60; vaccin(ation) + -al1; compare French vaccinal
Related formspost·vac·ci·nal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for vaccinal

Historical Examples

  • It is in consequence of the digestion of vaccinal products that the phagocytes manufacture the fixator.

    Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916

    Olga Metchnikoff

  • This is contrary to what we might have imagined, as warmth and moisture are quite destructive of the vaccinal virus.

  • The present writer has met with success in the use of vaccinal virus seven years old.

British Dictionary definitions for vaccinal


  1. of or relating to vaccine or vaccination
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vaccinal in Medicine


(văksə-nəl, văk-sē-)
  1. Of or relating to vaccination or a vaccine.
  2. Induced by vaccination.
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