inoculum

inoculum

[ih-nok-yuh-luhm]
noun, plural inocula [ih-nok-yuh-luh] .
the substance used to make an inoculation.

Origin:
1900–05; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to inocul(āre) to inoculate + -um noun suffix

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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)
 
n
 
[C20: New Latin; see inoculate]

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inoculum in·oc·u·lum (ĭ-nŏk'yə-ləm)
n. pl. in·oc·u·lums or in·oc·u·la (-lə)
The microorganisms or other material used in an inoculation. Also called inoculant.

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