(New Latin) See Vaccine.
(Medicine) Cowpox; vaccina. See Cowpox.
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From the genus name Vaccinia
vaccinia (uncountable) (medicine) An infection of cowpox; or the virus which causes this infection 2007 May 18, John Schwartz, “Soldier’s Smallpox Inoculation Sickens Son”, New York Times: Since then, a handful of vaccinia cases have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , including one, described in the May 4 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, of vulvar infection in an Alaskan woman whose sex partner was a serviceman.
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