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a vaccine that contains three types of inactivated poliomyelitis viruses and induces immunity against the disease.

Salk vaccine n.
A vaccine containing inactivated polioviruses, used to immunize against poliomyelitis.
Salk vaccine [(sawlk, sawk)]

The first vaccine developed for immunization against poliomyelitis. It is named for Jonas Salk, the twentieth-century American scientist who developed it.


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