- a variant of the cowpox virus that became established in vaccines derived from cowpox-inoculated humans.
- Pathology. an acute infection caused by inoculation with vaccinia virus as a prophylactic against smallpox, characterized by localized pustular eruptions.
Origin of vaccinia
Examples from the Web for vaccinia
Contemporary Examples of vaccinia
For example, vaccinia immune globulin, or VIG, is stored and ready for the next person who becomes ill from smallpox vaccine.Emory Will Wage High-Tech War on Ebola
August 1, 2014
Historical Examples of vaccinia
By vaccinating a person we inoculate him with vaccinia or cowpox.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
The view that vaccinia is attenuated variola is well known, and has been extensively adopted by English physicians.
- a technical name for cowpox
Word Origin for vaccinia
- An infection induced in humans by inoculation with the vaccinia virus in order to confer resistance to smallpox; it is usually limited to the site of inoculation.primary reaction