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- 1. vaccinia, vaccina, variola vaccine, variola vaccinia, variola vaccina, infection
- usage: 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
- 2. cowpox, vaccinia, animal disease, pox
- usage: a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox
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