Definition of Inoculation

1. Noun. Taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease.

Exact synonyms: Vaccination
Generic synonyms: Immunisation, Immunization
Derivative terms: Inoculate, Vaccinate



Definition of Inoculation

1. n. The act or art of inoculating trees or plants.

Definition of Inoculation

1. Noun. (immunology) The introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease. ¹

2. Noun. (microbiology) The introduction of a microorganism into a culture medium. ¹

3. Noun. An inoculum, what is inoculated ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inoculation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Inoculation

1. Introduction of material (usually a vaccine) into the tissues. Mode of entry of bacteria into the body. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inoculation

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inoculation (current term)
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Literary usage of Inoculation

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1. A History of Epidemics in Britain by Charles Creighton (1894)
"Gatti used the unripe matter from a previous inoculation and inserted a ... Thus he promised his clients " the benefits of inoculation without its risks. ..."

2. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"inoculation was known in Europe about 1700, and in 1717 the famous letter of Lady Montagu from Adrianople was issued, containing in part the following ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1778)
"... practice of inoculation, it is however of fo much importance as to demand a ... been little benefited by inoculation, is acknowledged on all fides. ..."

4. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1888)
"The practice of inoculation or the artificial production of the disease had gone on in some parts of the world from early times. Voltaire says that infants ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1851)
""You will naturally wish to know what were the practical results of inoculation. I will tell you in a few words. Its influence in lessening the mortality of ..."

6. Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal by National Research Council (U. S.) (1989)
"Depending upon the route of inoculation of animals, the use of a needle and ... Because of the imminent hazard of self-inoculation, the use of the needle ..."

7. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1860)
"It was observed that, although the inoculation took effect on calves also, yet young cattle were less susceptible of the lymph than grown animals.* 2. ..."

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