inactivated measles virus vaccine

inactivated measles virus vaccine

[inak′tivā′tid]
Etymology: L, in, not, activus + OE, masala, blister; L, virus, poison, vaccinus, of a cow
a measles vaccine virus that has been treated so that it is no longer capable of replication. It is an alternative to live attenuated measles vaccine, which may be contraindicated for some individuals, such as those who are immunodeficient.