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Definition of vaccinia (noun)
- 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
- synonyms: vaccina, variola vaccina, variola vaccine, variola vaccinia
- a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox
- synonyms: cowpox
Source: Princeton University Wordnet