Words starting with v

Words and definitions

Meaning of Vaccinate

Vaccinate means: To inoculate with the cowpox by means of a virus, called vaccine, taken either directly or indirectly from cows.

Meaning of Vaccination

Vaccination means: The act, art, or practice of vaccinating, or inoculating with the cowpox, in order to prevent or mitigate an attack of smallpox. Cf. Inoculation.

Meaning of Vaccinator

Vaccinator means: One who, or that which, vaccinates.

Meaning of Vaccine

Vaccine means: Of or pertaining to cows; pertaining to, derived from, or caused by, vaccinia; as, vaccine virus; the vaccine disease.

Meaning of Vaccine

Vaccine means: The virus of vaccinia used in vaccination.

Meaning of Vaccine

Vaccine means: any preparation used to render an organism immune to some disease, by inducing or increasing the natural immunity mechanisms. Prior to 1995, such preparations usually contained killed organisms of the type for which immunity was desired, and sometimes used live organisms having attenuated virulence. since that date, preparations containing only specific antigenic portions of the pathogenic organism are also used, some of which are prepared by genetic engineering techniques.

Meaning of Vaccinia

Vaccinia means: Cowpox; vaccina. See Cowpox.

Meaning of Vaccinist

Vaccinist means: A vaccinator.

Meaning of Vaccinium

Vaccinium means: A genus of ericaceous shrubs including the various kinds of blueberries and the true cranberries.

Meaning of Vacher

Vacher means: A keeper of stock or cattle; a herdsman.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zyophyte

Zyophyte means: Any plant of a proposed class or grand division (Zygophytes, Zygophyta, or Zygosporeae), in which reproduction consists in the union of two similar cells. Cf. Oophyte.

Meaning of Zygomorphous

Zygomorphous means: Symmetrical bilaterally; -- said of organisms, or parts of organisms, capable of division into two symmetrical halves only in a single plane.

Meaning of Zygomorphic

Zygomorphic means: Alt. of Zygomorphous

Meaning of Zygomatic

Zygomatic means: Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the zygoma.

Meaning of Zygoma

Zygoma means: The whole zygomatic arch.

Meaning of Zygoma

Zygoma means: The zygomatic process of the temporal bone.

Meaning of Zygoma

Zygoma means: The jugal, malar, or cheek bone.

Meaning of Zygodactylous

Zygodactylous means: Yoke-footed; having the toes disposed in pairs; -- applied to birds which have two toes before and two behind, as the parrot, cuckoo, woodpecker, etc.

Meaning of Zygodactylic

Zygodactylic means: Alt. of Zygodactylous

Meaning of Zygodactyli

Zygodactyli means: Same as Scansores.

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