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- A preparation of dead or weakened pathogen, or of derived antigenic determinants, that is used to induce formation of antibodies or immunity against the pathogen. (See Polyvalent vaccine, Subunit vaccine.)
Susan Allender-Hagedorn and Charles Hagedorn - Cite This Source - This Definition
- A preparation of dead or attenuated (weakened) pathogens, or of derived antigenic determinants, that can induce the formation of antibodies in a host, and thereby produce host immunity against the pathogen. See: sub-unit vaccine, viral vaccine, DNA vaccine, inoculum.
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- attenuated vaccine, Biologics, edible vaccine, live recombinant vaccine, live vaccine, multivalent vaccine, non-virulent agent, Polyvalent vaccine, preventive immunization, Subunit vaccine, titre, vaccination, Vaccinia, viral vaccine