inoculation

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noun in·oc·u·la·tion \i-ˌnä-kyə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of inoculation

  1. 1 :  the act or process or an instance of inoculating; especially :  the introduction of a pathogen or antigen into a living organism to stimulate the production of antibodies

  2. 2 :  inoculum

1714

First Known Use of inoculation

1714


INOCULATION Defined for Kids

inoculation

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noun in·oc·u·la·tion \i-ˌnä-kyə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of inoculation for Students

  1. :  an act or instance of injecting a material (as a vaccine) into to protect against or treat a disease


Medical Dictionary

inoculation

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noun in·oc·u·la·tion \in-ˌäk-yə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of inoculation

  1. 1:  the act or process or an instance of inoculating: asa:  the introduction of a microorganism into a medium suitable for its growthb (1):  the introduction of a pathogen or antigen into a living organism to stimulate the production of antibodies (2):  the introduction of a vaccine or serum into a living organism to confer immunity travelers in the tropics should have typhoid inoculations

  2. 2:  inoculum



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