vaccinoid


vaccinoid
Resembling vaccinia.

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vac·ci·noid 'vak-sə-.nȯid adj resembling vaccinia

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adj.
resembling a local infection with vaccinia (cowpox) virus. A vaccinoid reaction is one of the possible results of vaccination against smallpox in individuals who already have partial immunity. The swelling, reddening, and blistering are considerably less than the so-called primary reaction that occurs after the inoculation of a person with no immunity against smallpox.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • vaccinoid — adj. resembling a local infection with vaccinia (cowpox) virus. A vaccinoid reaction is one of the possible results of vaccination against smallpox in individuals who already have partial immunity. The swelling, reddening, and blistering are… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • vaccinoid — vac·ci·noid …   English syllables

  • vaccinoid — ˈvaksəˌnȯid adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary vaccin (from New Latin vaccinia) + oid : vacciniform …   Useful english dictionary

  • reaction — 1. The response of a muscle or other living tissue or organism to a stimulus. 2. The color change effected in litmus and certain other organic pigments by contact with substances such as acids or alkalies; also the property that such substances… …   Medical dictionary


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