Salk vaccine

noun
\ˈsȯk-, ˈsȯlk-\

Definition of Salk vaccine 

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

First Known Use of Salk vaccine

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Salk vaccine

Jonas Salk

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Salk vaccine

noun
\ˈsȯ(l)k- \

Medical Definition of Salk vaccine 

: 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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