Inoculation



[ih-nok-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ɪˌnɒk yəˈleɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act or process of .
2.
an instance of .
n.

mid-15c. in horticulture; 1714 in pathology, from Latin inoculationem (nominative inoculatio) “an engrafting, budding,” noun of action from past participle stem of inoculare (see inoculate).

inoculation in·oc·u·la·tion (ĭ-nŏk’yə-lā’shən)
n.
The act or an instance of inoculating, especially the introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
inoculation
(ĭ-nŏk’yə-lā’shən)

inoculate verb
inoculation [(i-nok-yuh-lay-shuhn)]

The introduction of an antigen into the body, usually by injection, in order to stimulate the production of antibodies to produce immunity to an infectious disease. (See immunization.)

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