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Haffkine vaccine

Pronunciation: haf'ken

Definition:

  1. a killed culture of Vibrio cholerae in two strengths, a weaker one for the initial inoculation and a stronger one for the second inoculation 7–10 days after the first;
  2. a killed plague (Yersinia pestis) bacillus vaccine.
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