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inoculation of a healthy part with an infective agent from a diseased part of the same body.

auto-1 + inoculation

autoinoculable [aw-toh-i-nok-yuh-luh-buhl] , adjective
autoinoculability, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
autoinoculation (ˌɔːtəʊɪˌnɒkjʊˈleɪʃən)
the inoculation of microorganisms (esp viruses) from one part of the body into another, usually in the form of a vaccine

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Medical Dictionary

autoinoculation au·to·in·oc·u·la·tion (ô'tō-ĭ-nŏk'yə-lā'shən)
A secondary infection originating from the site of an infection already present in the body.

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Example sentences
Transfer, or autoinoculation, of vaccinia from the vaccination site is called inadvertent autoinoculation.
If you do get chancroid, avoid contact with the infected area to prevent chance of autoinoculation.
Surgical mask or respirator use may provide an additional benefit by discouraging facial contact and subsequent autoinoculation.
Infection occurs through direct contact or through contamination of hands followed by autoinoculation.
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