Vaccine vs Thiomersal - What's the difference?

vaccine | thiomersal |


As a verb vaccine

is .

As a noun thiomersal is

a compound, chemical formula c9h9hgnao2s, used as an antiseptic and antifungal agent, especially in vaccines.

vaccine

Noun

(en noun)
  • (immunology) A substance given to stimulate the body's production of antibodies and provide immunity against a disease, prepared from the agent that causes the disease, or a synthetic substitute.
  • thiomersal

    English

    Alternative forms

    * thimerosal

    Noun

    (-)
  • A compound, chemical formula C9H9HgNaO2S, used as an antiseptic and antifungal agent, especially in vaccines.
  • Synonyms

    * sodium ethylmercurithiosalicylate

    Hypernyms

    * bacteriostatic

    Anagrams

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