Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||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
n (Med) → Impfstoff m