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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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Influence of inoculums activity on the bio-methanization of a kitchen waste under different waste/inoculum ratios.
The flasks were autoclaved at 121[degrees]C for 15 min after cooling at room temperature and seeded with 2 mL of inoculums.
The sterilized medium was aseptically inoculated by 10% vegetative inoculums developed in shake flasks and also added separately sterilized CaCO3 suspension.
The objective of the present study was to investigate effects of the different concentration of inoculums and age of spores on the synthesis of pectinolytic enzymes with the aim of their optimizing for maximal enzyme production and growth of the microorganism.
Researchers at Virginia Common-wealth University in Richmond used pigskin as an in vitro model to demonstrate that large inoculums of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), and pan-resistant Acinetobacter (PRA) bacteria could be transferred from a white cotton lab coat to pigskin 1 minute, 5 minutes, and 30 minutes after inoculation.