An agent containing antigens
produced from killed, attenuated or live pathogenic microorganisms, synthetic peptides
or by recombinant organisms, used for stimulating the immune system of the recipient to produce specific antibodies
providing active immunity and/or passive immunity in the progeny.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143
(Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992))
on page 167
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