inoculation

noun in·oc·u·la·tion \ i-ˌnä-kyə-ˈlā-shən \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of inoculation

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 : inoculum

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First Known Use of inoculation

1714

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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INOCULATION Defined for Kids

inoculation

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

Definition of inoculation for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

inoculation

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

medical Definition of inoculation

1 : the act or process or an instance of inoculating: as
a : the introduction of a microorganism into a medium suitable for its growth
b (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 : inoculum


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