noun (plural inocula /-lə/)Medicine
A substance used for inoculation.
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- 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- The inoculum was injected slowly into the bladder to avoid leakage and the catheter was withdrawn carefully.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.
early 20th century: modern Latin, from Latin inoculare (see inoculate), on the pattern of the pair coagulate, coagulum.
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