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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder.

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  • Now there is a disease of cows know as cowpox or vaccinia (from the Latin vacca, a cow) which is communicable to human beings.
  • The germ of cowpox, which is believed to be either the cow or horse variety of human smallpox, is cultivated upon healthy calves.
  • A drop of cowpox is placed on the upper arm.
  • The vaccinia ( "cowpox") virus was used in the first inoculations against smallpox, and is still the basis for current vaccines. for more
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