Definition of inoculum in English:

inoculum

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈnɒkjʊləm
 
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noun (plural inocula /-lə/)

Medicine
  • A substance used for inoculation.
    More example sentences
    • The inoculum used for medical device applications is typically Bacillus spores.
    • The inoculum was injected slowly into the bladder to avoid leakage and the catheter was withdrawn carefully.
    • About 20 percent of cases of this disorder occur in otherwise healthy persons who have received a heavy inoculum.

Origin

early 20th century: modern Latin, from Latin inoculare (see inoculate), on the pattern of the pair coagulate, coagulum.

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