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(ɪˈnɒk yə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
the substance used to make an inoculation.
[1900–05; < New Latin, derivative of Latin inoculāre]
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Noun1.inoculant - 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


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BASF s HiStick brand inoculants will change its name to Nodulator.
7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Silage inoculants are a type of additives which contain anaerobic lactic acid bacteria (LAB) used to increase the fermentation rate in silage.
Silage inoculants will be around $225 million by 2015 and expected to cross $275 million by 2020 with a CAGR of 4.
Study suggests that these LAB inoculants are efficient at improving silage fermentation indices (Weinberg and Muck, 1996), but lack of consistency also reported (Muck, 1993).
Last season we compared inoculants to see whether we could address the problem.
Remember: inoculants are living organisms and they have to be treated with care.
The strain used the dosage of inoculants, the fungicides used to treat the seeds and the environmental conditions are the main factors that interfere on the biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) (ALBINO; CAMPO, 2001; SCHOLLES; VARGAS, 2004; VIEIRA NETO et al.
17 May 2010 - EW Nutrition GmbH, part of Germany's EW Group, has acquired MLR Innovations, a producer of probiotics, silage inoculants, gel products and other novel nutritional additives, based in Iowa.
com) has a focus on organic growing, the use of season extenders, cover crops (they can be difficult to find), soil thermometers, crop inoculants and more.
The campaign was launched at Prince Hamza Hospital in Amman by Health Ministry Secretary General, Daifallah Lozi, who himself and a number of officials and doctors were the first to receive the shots to encourage other people to take the inoculants.