Salk vaccine

noun

ˈsȯk- How to pronounce Salk vaccine (audio)
ˈsȯlk-
: a polio vaccine that contains three serotypes of poliovirus inactivated by treatment with formaldehyde and is administered by intramuscular injection compare sabin vaccine

Word History

Etymology

Jonas Salk

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Salk vaccine was in 1954

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“Salk vaccine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Salk%20vaccine. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

Salk vaccine

noun
: a polio vaccine that contains inactivated virus

Medical Definition

Salk vaccine

noun
: a polio vaccine that is administered by intramuscular injection and contains the three serotypes of poliovirus inactivated by treatment with formaldehyde compare sabin vaccine
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