Salk vaccine

noun
\ ˈsȯk- How to pronounce Salk vaccine (audio) , 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Salk%20vaccine. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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Salk vaccine

noun
\ ˈsȯ(l)k- How to pronounce Salk vaccine (audio) \

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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