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autoinoculation

[aw-toh-i-nok-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌɔ toʊ ɪˌnɒk yəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
inoculation of a healthy part with an infective agent from a diseased part of the same body.
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autoinoculable
[aw-toh-i-nok-yuh-luh-buh l] /ˌɔ toʊ ɪˈnɒk yə lə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
autoinoculability, noun
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Examples from the web for autoinoculation
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for autoinoculation

autoinoculation

/ˌɔːtəʊɪˌnɒkjʊˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
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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autoinoculation in Medicine

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

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