Inosculation vs Inoculation - What's the difference?

inosculation | inoculation |


As nouns the difference between inosculation and inoculation

is that inosculation is the junction or connection of vessels, channels, or passages, so that their contents pass from one to the other; union by mouths or ducts; intercommunication while 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?

inosculation

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The junction or connection of vessels, channels, or passages, so that their contents pass from one to the other; union by mouths or ducts; intercommunication.
  • inosculation of veins
    (Ray)
    (Webster 1913)

    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