Inoculant is a related term of inoculate.
As a noun inoculant
is the active material used in an inoculation; an inoculum.
As a verb inoculate is
(immunology) to introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body, as to produce immunity to a specific disease.
The active material used in an inoculation; an inoculum
(engineering) An alloyant used to refine grains in a cast macrostructure.
* (engineering) grain refiner
Science and engineering of casting solidification By Doru Michael Stefanescu
(immunology) To introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body, as to produce immunity to a specific disease.
(by extension) To safeguard or protect something as if by inoculation.
To add one substance to another; to spike.
To graft by inserting buds.
- The culture medium was inoculated with selenium to investigate the rate of uptake.
- to inoculate the bud of one tree or plant into another
(figurative) To introduce into the mind (used especially of harmful ideas or principles); to imbue.
- to inoculate a tree
- to inoculate someone with treason or infidelity
* immunize / immunise