Inoculate vs Inoculation - What's the difference?

inoculate | inoculation |

Inoculate is a related term of inoculation.


As a verb inoculate

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

As a noun inoculation is

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

inoculate

English

Alternative forms

* innoculate

Verb

  • (immunology) To introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body, as to produce immunity to a specific disease.
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  • (by extension) To safeguard or protect something as if by inoculation.
  • To add one substance to another; to spike.
  • The culture medium was inoculated with selenium to investigate the rate of uptake.
  • To graft by inserting buds.
  • to inoculate the bud of one tree or plant into another
    to inoculate a tree
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  • (figurative) To introduce into the mind (used especially of harmful ideas or principles); to imbue.
  • to inoculate someone with treason or infidelity
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  • See also

    * immunize / immunise * vaccinate

    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