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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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Table 3 presents the SMA values for the three inoculums in the stretch of highest activity, expressed in accumulated volume of methane (mLC[H.sub.4]/d) and as mass of COD converted into methane (g [COD.sub.C[H.sub.4]]/d) per quantity of biomass in g VSS.
with the help of flame sterilized cork borer, served as inoculums was placed at the centre of each Petri plate.
For each of the three levels of inoculums tested, and each of the organic acids tested, 1 ml of each tube was taken and placed in a Petri dish, followed by about 15 ml of TSA.
We applied an integrated approach to investigating the effect of two distinct inoculums on performance of MFCs treating SW, comparing source- and site-dependent differences in the diversity of the microbial community, electricity production, and removal of organics.
These include postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, inflammatory nodules at inoculums site.5,6 Inflammatory nodule may be most likely due to failure in maintaining procedure sterility, as in one of our patients who had genital lesion.
Table 1: Results of biomass, EPS, and IPS in flask cultures using either sonoporated or unsonoporated mycelia as inoculums
It provides disease protection against bacterial inoculums, fungal spores, powdery and downy mildew.
Amount of palm kernel cake, nutrient media solution and inoculums suspension depend on moisture content of the solid state fermentation.
In various studies different levels of inoculums have been used for lipase production employing different microorganisms.
Influence of inoculums activity on the bio-methanization of a kitchen waste under different waste/inoculum ratios.