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[ih-nok-yuh-luh nt] /ɪˈnɒk yə lənt/
Origin of inoculant
1910-15; inocul(ate) + -ant Unabridged
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Examples from the web for inoculant
  • The inoculant package will list the appropriate legume species.
  • The microorganism will be used as a microbial seed inoculant to coat alfalfa seeds prior to planting.
  • The seed-inoculant mixture will be applied within one hour after mixing.
  • Do not mix fertilizer with the seed-inoculant mixture.
  • inoculant effects on alfalfa silage: fermentation products and nutritive value.
  • If so, the inoculant may be added to the water in the spray tank.
  • Sometimes, legume seed is sold with the inoculant already mixed with the seed.
  • Make sure the inoculant is the proper one for the species being seeded.
  • Mix the seed and inoculant thoroughly before planting.
British Dictionary definitions for inoculant


noun (pl) -la (-lə), -lants
(med) the substance used in giving an inoculation
Word Origin
C20: New Latin; see inoculate
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inoculant in Medicine

inoculant in·oc·u·lant (ĭ-nŏk'yə-lənt)
See inoculum.

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