vaccine

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to cows or to cowpox.

Part of speech: noun

The virus of cowpox, for vaccination.

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Usage examples "vaccine":

  1. Large cities should have their own pasteurizing plants, just as many cities now have their own vaccine farms and antitoxin laboratories. - "Civics and Health", William H. Allen.
  2. Only 'Melia Penaluna winced and squeezed her hands together whenever a feeble wailing told that one of the vaccine points had made itself felt. - "The Delectable Duchy", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  3. He says that Medole is vaccine matter which the Austrians apply to this generation of Italians to spare us the terrible disease. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.