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inoculation

[ih-nok-yuh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of inoculating.
2.
an instance of inoculating.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin inoculātiōn- (stem of inoculātiō) an engrafting. See inoculate, -ion

noninoculation, noun
postinoculation, adjective
reinoculation, noun
self-inoculation, noun
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inoculation in·oc·u·la·tion (ĭ-nŏk'yə-lā'shən)
n.
The act or an instance of inoculating, especially the introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.

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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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inoculation [(i-nok-yuh-lay-shuhn)]

The introduction of an antigen into the body, usually by injection, in order to stimulate the production of antibodies to produce immunity to an infectious disease. (See immunization.)

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