clavelization

noun
clav·​e·​li·​za·​tion | \ ˌklavələ̇ˈzāshən \
plural -s

Definition of clavelization

: inoculation with virus from sheep pox : ovination

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History and Etymology for 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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“Clavelization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clavelization. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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