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killed vaccineA vaccine consisting of dead but antigenically active viruses or bacteria, which evokes production of protective antibodies without causing disease. Cf Live attenuated vaccine.
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kill·ed vac·cine(kild vak-sēn')
One made from dead microorganisms for immunization purposes.
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