from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A method of treatment, devised by Pasteur, for preventing certain diseases, as hydrophobia, by successive inoculations with an attenuated virus of gradually increasing strength.
  • n. Pasteurization.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The protective or prophylactic inoculation of the attenuated virus of certain diseases, especially of hydrophobia, as devised by the French scientist Louis Pasteur (born 1822).
  • n. Same as Pasteurization.


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