- The definition of an inoculation is the action of being vaccinated, or is the vaccine.
When you go and get a shot so you do not get the measles, this is an example of an inoculation.
A little girl about to receive an inoculation.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- 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: L inoculatio
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- 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.
- Informal A preemptive advertising tactic in which one party attempts to foresee and neutralize potentially damaging criticism from another party by being the first to confront troublesome issues.
inoculation - Cultural Definition
inoculation - Medical Definition
inoculation - Science Definition
- The introduction of a serum, a vaccine, or an antigenic substance into the body of a person or an animal, especially as a means to produce or boost immunity to a specific disease.
- The introduction of a microorganism or an agent of disease into an host organism or a growth medium.
- inoculate inoculate verb
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