1910–15; inocul(ate) + -ant Unabridged
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inoculum or inoculant (ɪˈnɒkjʊləm)
n , pl -la, -lants
med the substance used in giving an inoculation
[C20: New Latin; see inoculate]
inoculant or inoculant (ɪˈnɒkjʊləm, -lə)
[C20: New Latin; see inoculate]

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

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Example sentences
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.
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.
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