What is another word for vaccinia?

Pronunciation: [vaksˈɪni͡ə] (IPA)

Vaccinia is a term that refers to a virus used in smallpox vaccines. Synonyms for vaccinia include cowpox, variola vaccinae, and vaccinia virus. Cowpox is a milder form of smallpox that was used to create vaccines in the 18th century. Variola vaccinae is a Latin term that means "smallpox of the cow". Vaccinia virus is a DNA virus that's closely related to smallpox, but it's less virulent and has been used in vaccines since the 19th century. All of these terms refer to the same virus that has played a significant role in global health by helping to eradicate smallpox.

What are the hypernyms for Vaccinia?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Vaccinia?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for vaccinia (as nouns)

Usage examples for Vaccinia

So, if anyone who has been exposed to smallpox is vaccinated any time within a week after exposure, the vaccine will take hold first, and the patient will have either simple vaccinia, with its trifling headache and fever, or else a very mild form of smallpox.
"A Handbook of Health"
Woods Hutchinson
The reason being that vaccinia, the disease resulting from successful vaccination, being far milder than smallpox, runs its course more quickly,-taking only two days to develop,-while smallpox requires anywhere from seven to twenty days to develop after the patient has been infected, or exposed.
"A Handbook of Health"
Woods Hutchinson
In other words, after the true vaccinia has run its course, secondary affections of the skin of the cows usually take place, and if dairy workers became infected from these lesions, then no protection against smallpox is afforded them.
"Makers of Modern Medicine"
James J. Walsh

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