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Definition of Vaccinia

Vaccinia: 1. The cowpox virus which is used to vaccinate against smallpox. 2. A cutaneous or systemic reaction to vaccination with the smallpox vaccine as, for example, in congenital vaccinia and progressive vaccinia.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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