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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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