clavelization

noun clav·e·li·za·tion \ ˌklavələ̇ˈzāshən \

Definition of clavelization

plural -s
:inoculation with virus from sheep pox :ovination

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Origin and Etymology of clavelization

French clavelisation, from claveliser to clavelize (inoculate with sheep virus) (from clavelée sheep pox, from Middle French, from clavel, from Late Latin clavellus nail-shaped pustule, diminutive of Latin clavus nail) + -ation


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