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vaccine British & World English

An antigenic substance prepared from the causative agent of a disease or a synthetic substitute, used to provide immunity against one or several diseases

Sabin vaccine British & World English

A vaccine against poliomyelitis containing attenuated virus and given by mouth

Salk vaccine in Salk, Jonas Edward British & World English

(1914–95), American microbiologist. He developed the standard Salk vaccine against polio, using virus inactivated by formalin, in the early 1950s, and later became the director of the institute in San Diego that now bears his name

Sabin vaccine in Sabin, Albert Bruce British & World English

(1906–93), US physician; born in Russia. He developed the orally administered Sabin vaccine against poliomyelitis that was adopted by the World Health Organization in the late 1950s