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vaccinia

noun (n)

  • a local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox (noun.state)
    Synonym: cowpox
    source: wordnet30
  • Cowpox; vaccina. See Cowpox. (noun)
    source: webster1913

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