Inoculation vs Inoculable - What's the difference?

inoculation | inoculable |


As a noun inoculation

is (immunology) the introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.

As an adjective inoculable is

capable of being inoculated.

inoculation

Noun

(en noun)
  • (immunology) The introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
  • (microbiology) The introduction of a microorganism into a culture medium.
  • An inoculum, what is inoculated
  • See also

    * immunisation * vaccination

    inoculable

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Capable of being inoculated.
  • Capable of communicating disease, or of being communicated, by inoculation.
  • (Webster 1913)