pertussis vaccine


pertussis vaccine

pertussis vaccine n.

  1. A vaccine containing inactivated Bordetella pertussis bacteria, often used in the diphtheria, tetanus toxoids, and pertussis vaccine to immunize against whooping cough.whooping cough vaccine

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