Associations to the word «Sabin»


SABIN, noun. (acoustics) A unit of measurement that measures a material's absorbance of sound. A material that is 1 square meter in size that can absorb 100% of sound has a value of one metric sabin.
SABIN, proper noun. A surname​.
SABIN VACCINE, noun. A polio vaccine that is taken by mouth, and contains the three serotypes of polio in a weakened live state.
SABIN VACCINES, noun. Plural of Sabin vaccine

Dictionary definition

SABIN, noun. A unit of acoustic absorption equivalent to the absorption by a square foot of a surface that absorbs all incident sound.
SABIN, noun. United States microbiologist (born in Poland) who developed the Sabin vaccine that is taken orally against poliomyelitis (born 1906).

Wise words

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Nathaniel Hawthorne