A little girl about to receive an inoculation.
When you go and get a shot so you do not get the measles, this is an example of an inoculation.
- the injection of a disease agent into an animal or plant, usually to cause a mild form of the disease and build up immunity to it
- the putting of bacteria, serum, etc. into soil, a culture medium, etc.
Origin of inoculationClassical Latin inoculatio