non-inoculative

inoculate

[ih-nok-yuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), inoculated, inoculating.
1.
to implant (a disease agent or antigen) in a person, animal, or plant to produce a disease for study or to stimulate disease resistance.
2.
to affect or treat (a person, animal, or plant) in this manner.
3.
to introduce (microorganisms) into surroundings suited to their growth, as a culture medium.
4.
to imbue (a person), as with ideas.
5.
Metallurgy. to treat (molten metal) chemically to strengthen the microstructure.
verb (used without object), inoculated, inoculating.
6.
to perform inoculation.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin inoculātus past participle of inoculāre to graft by budding, implant, equivalent to in- in-2 + -oculā- (stem of -oculāre to graft, derivative of oculus eye, bud) + -tus past participle suffix

inoculative [ih-nok-yuh-ley-tiv, -yuh-luh-] , adjective
inoculator, noun
noninoculative, adjective
reinoculate, verb, reinoculated, reinoculating.
self-inoculated, adjective
uninoculated, adjective
uninoculative, adjective


4. indoctrinate, infuse.
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inoculate (ɪˈnɒkjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to introduce (the causative agent of a disease) into the body of (a person or animal), in order to induce immunity
2.  (tr) to introduce (microorganisms, esp bacteria) into (a culture medium)
3.  (tr) to cause to be influenced or imbued, as with ideas or opinions
 
[C15: from Latin inoculāre to implant, from in-² + oculus eye, bud]
 
inocu'lation
 
n
 
in'oculative
 
adj
 
in'oculator
 
n

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inoculate
early 15c., "implant a bud into a plant," from L. inoculatus, pp. of inoculare "graft in, implant," from in- "in" + oculus "bud," originally "eye" (see eye). Meaning of "implant germs of a disease to produce immunity" first recorded (in inoculation) 1714, originally in referemce
to smallpox. After 1799, often used in sense of "to vaccine inoculate."
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inoculate in·oc·u·late (ĭ-nŏk'yə-lāt')
v. in·oc·u·lat·ed, in·oc·u·lat·ing, in·oc·u·lates

  1. To introduce a serum, a vaccine, or an antigenic substance into the body of a person or an animal, especially as a means to produce or boost immunity to a specific disease.

  2. To implant microorganisms or infectious material into or on a culture medium.

  3. To communicate a disease to a living organism by transferring its causative agent into the organism.


in·oc'u·la'tive adj.
in·oc'u·la'tor n.
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inoculation   (ĭ-nŏk'yə-lā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The introduction of a serum, a vaccine, or an antigenic substance into the body of a person or an animal, especially as a means to produce or boost immunity to a specific disease.

  2. The introduction of a microorganism or an agent of disease into an host organism or a growth medium.


inoculate verb
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