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Pronunciation:  i`nâkyu'leyshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease

INOCULATION is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: vaccination
 See Also: immunisation, immunization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*oc"u*la"tion\, n. [L. inoculatio: cf. F.
1. The act or art of inoculating trees or plants.

2. (Med.) The act or practice of communicating a disease to a
   person in health, by inserting contagious matter in his
   skin or flesh.

Note: The use was formerly limited to the intentional
      communication of the smallpox, but is now extended to
      include any similar introduction of modified virus; as,
      the inoculation of rabies by Pasteur.

3. Fig.: The communication of principles, especially false
   principles, to the mind.

Biology Dictionary
  1. In medicine, the introduction of a weakened or dead version of a disease-causing microbe (a pathogen) into a healthy body for the purpose of getting the body to become immune to that microbe.
  2. In microbiology, the process where a microbe of interest is introduced into a previously-sterilized growth medium for the purpose of starting a culture of that microbe.
Thesaurus Terms
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