Sabin vaccine

noun
Sa·​bin vaccine | \ ˈsā-bin- How to pronounce Sabin vaccine (audio) \

Definition of Sabin vaccine

: a polio vaccine that contains three serotypes of poliovirus in a weakened, live state and is administered orally — compare salk vaccine

First Known Use of Sabin vaccine

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sabin vaccine

after Albert Sabin, 1906–1993, American immunologist

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“Sabin vaccine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sabin%20vaccine. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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Sabin vaccine

noun
Sa·​bin vaccine | \ ˈsā-bin- How to pronounce Sabin vaccine (audio) \

Medical Definition of Sabin vaccine

: a polio vaccine that is taken by mouth and contains the three serotypes of poliovirus in a weakened, live state

called also Sabin oral vaccine

— compare salk vaccine

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