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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.]
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inoculum

(ɪˈnɒkjʊləm) or

inoculant

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

inoculum

n pl <inocula> (Med) → Impfstoff m
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in·oc·u·lum

n. inóculo, la sustancia introducida por inoculación.
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Enhancement of cephalosporin C production by cultivation of Cephalosporium acremonium M25 using a mixture of inocula. Lett.
Table 1 shows the results obtained for the inoculum suspension count in each case of the four organic acids and the results of the MIC and the MBC studied at the different inocula. For acetic acid, the MIC was the same for the three levels of inoculums and it was equal to 0.312%, while the MBC determination shows that the first two inocula of 10 and [10.sup.2] CFU/ml have an equal value to MIC (0.312%).
Inoculation protocols at nursery usually involve a standardized application of some inocula in prescribed doses [15], without discriminating the seedling species.
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.
Using ametagenomic approach here we describe the microbial diversity of the MFC planktonic and anodic communities derived from the different inocula. Clustering of microbial communities based on dominant bacterial genera indicates that the nature of the inoculum is an important influence on the ultimate composition ofmicrobial communities and performance of MFCs.
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.