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in·oc·u·lum

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

[New Latin, from Latin inoculāre, to graft a scion; see inoculate.]

inoculum

(ɪˈnɒkjʊləm) or

inoculant

n, pl -la (-lə) or -lants
(Medicine) med the substance used in giving an inoculation
[C20: New Latin; see inoculate]

in•oc•u•lum

(ɪˈnɒk yə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
the substance used to make an inoculation.
[1900–05; < New Latin, derivative of Latin inoculāre]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inoculum - a substance (a virus or toxin or immune serum) that is introduced into the body to produce or increase immunity to a particular disease
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
virus - (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
Translations

inoculum

n pl <inocula> (Med) → Impfstoff m

in·oc·u·lum

n. inóculo, la sustancia introducida por inoculación.
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Inocula from patients 1 and 2 showed the same temporal order of clinical endpoint in each mouse line when compared with inocula from the UK case (Figure 1).
Plants grown in NS had a significantly higher mycorrhizal colonization level compared to plants grown in SS, and the inoculation with CI or FI AMF inocula had an important effect on the mycorrhizal colonization of the tomato roots (Fig.
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The emphasis was to evaluate the biodegradation process and to evaluate the effects of pH, temperature, concentration of inocula and substrate in a anaerobic digestion process.
An inoculum effect on other cephalosporin and carbapenem MICs has also been previously documented; several studies have shown that MICs for piperacillintazobactam, and to a lesser extent meropenem, are increased with higher inocula of [beta]-lactamase producing and nonproducing isolates [6, 7, 11-13].
However, the preparation of inocula containing well stabilized organic materials is not easy, and, as shown in this study, additional anaerobic degradation of stabilized inoculum VS may occur in an anaerobic reactor having high microbial activity during BMP assays.
Acid Pretreatment: The acid pretreatment was done by adjusting the pH of the inocula using 1N HCl i.
On taking direct natural sources as inoculum, maximum methane production was found with paddy-field soil but within few days the methane percentage depleted, other two inocula i.
They also achieved total mortality with mean survival times of about 3-4 days with highest inocula sizes of 2x [10.
After 28 days, unadapted populations in the low and high inocula at 4 C remained essentially unchanged.