autoinoculation

noun
au·​to·​in·​oc·​u·​la·​tion | \ -in-ˌäk-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce autoinoculation (audio) \

Medical Definition of autoinoculation

1 : inoculation with vaccine prepared from material from one's own body
2 : spread of infection from one part to other parts of the same body

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“Autoinoculation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/autoinoculation. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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