Inoculation vs Syphilization - What's the difference?

inoculation | syphilization |


As nouns the difference between inoculation and syphilization

is that inoculation is (immunology) the introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease while syphilization is (medicine) inoculation with the syphilitic virus, especially when employed as a preventive measure.

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

    syphilization

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (medicine) inoculation with the syphilitic virus, especially when employed as a preventive measure
  • (Webster 1913)