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Webster

English Word:

vaccination


English Pronunciation:

vac•ci•na•tion


Noun:


⇨Definition

The act, art, or practice of vaccinating, or inoculating with the cowpox, in order to prevent or mitigate an attack of smallpox. Confer Inoculation.

Note: In recent use, vaccination sometimes includes inoculation with any virus as a preventive measure; as, vaccination of cholera.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Latin vacca (“cow”). The term was coined by Edward Jenner (1749-1823) who infected people with weakened cowpox viruses, to immunise them against the disease.


Noun:

vaccination (uncountable) Inoculation with a vaccine, in order to protect from a particular disease or strain of disease


Reference:

vaccination

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