in·​oc·​u·​lant | \ i-ˈnä-kyə-lənt How to pronounce inoculant (audio) \

Definition of inoculant

Examples of inoculant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t forget to roll the seed or roots in a Rhizobia bacterial inoculant. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Apr. 2021 As a successful inoculant became more likely, the JCVI’s Covid-19 subcommittee met weekly starting in September. Joanna Sugden, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2020 To use an inoculant, roll wet seeds in the powder immediately before planting. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 31 Mar. 2017 Topics discussed are potting containers and soil, seeds as newborns, newborn seedlings' microbiome, microbial seed inoculants and amending your seed starting soil with mineral nutrients and biology. Courant Community, 26 Dec. 2017 Inoculants of these bacteria are available commercially and may be used to coat the seeds before planting to make sure the bacteria are present; however, this generally is not necessary. Dan Gill,, 8 July 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'inoculant.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of inoculant

1898, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About inoculant

Time Traveler for inoculant

Time Traveler

The first known use of inoculant was in 1898

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near inoculant




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for inoculant

Cite this Entry

“Inoculant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for inoculant


in·​oc·​u·​lant | \ in-ˈäk-yə-lənt How to pronounce inoculant (audio) \

Medical Definition of inoculant


Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!