vaccination

[ vak-suh-ney-shuh n ]
/ ˌvæk səˈneɪ ʃən /

noun Medicine/Medical.

the act or practice of vaccinating; inoculation with vaccine.

Origin of vaccination

1800–10; vaccine (adj.) + -ation

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British Dictionary definitions for vaccination

vaccination

/ (ˌvæksɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

the act of vaccinating
the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine
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Medicine definitions for vaccination

vaccination

[ văk′sə-nāshən ]

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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Science definitions for vaccination

vaccination

[ văk′sə-nāshən ]

Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect against a particular disease.
A scar left on the skin by vaccinating.
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Culture definitions for vaccination

vaccination

[ (vak-suh-nay-shuhn) ]

Inoculation with a vaccine to produce immunity to a particular infectious disease.

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