Definition of Sabin vaccine in English:

Sabin vaccine

Line breaks: Sabin vac|cine
Pronunciation: /ˈseɪbɪn
 
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noun

A vaccine against poliomyelitis containing attenuated virus and given by mouth.
More example sentences
  • The oral vaccine - known as the Sabin vaccine - is made from weakened polio viruses.
  • The downside arises from this very advantage - since the Sabin vaccine is a live virus it has a small risk of causing polio in those who are immunized directly or indirectly.
  • Some manufacturers have been attempting to prepare IPV using Sabin vaccine viruses as the base, instead of laboratory-maintained fully neurovirulent wild-virus stocks.

Origin

1950s: named after Albert B. Sabin (1906–93), American virologist.

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