polio vaccine

noun
: a vaccine intended to confer immunity to poliomyelitis

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a vaccine administered to induce specific active immunity to poliomyelitis. Also called poliomyelitis vaccine. Cf. Sabin vaccine, Salk vaccine.

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polio vaccine,
a vaccine given to prevent polio, prepared from a killed poliovirus that has been grown in monkeys, such as the Salk vaccine, or from a weakened live virus, such as the Sabin vaccine.

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