Origin of inoculation
Examples from the Web for inoculation
Shouting now is also an inoculation against embarrassment later.Adventures with an Extreme Polyglot: Excerpt from 'Babel No More'
January 10, 2012
Instead, Kennedy took the punch-line for himself and applied the loud laughs he earned as an inoculation against a poisonous idea.'Ask Not' Who Wrote JFK's Best Lines
November 1, 2010
The Queen was at La Muette for the inoculation of her daughter.
It was late when we arrived, and we spent a restless night, for the inoculation "took."The Silent Bullet
Arthur B. Reeve
He also raised the temperature of guinea-pigs after inoculation, and saved them.
There was no single escape from death after inoculation by this deadly contagium.
There was a doctor in Boston started this inoculation business for the smallpox.Ben Comee
M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
Word Origin and History for inoculation
mid-15c. in horticulture; 1714 in pathology, from Latin inoculationem (nominative inoculatio) "an engrafting, budding," noun of action from past participle stem of inoculare (see inoculate).
- The act or an instance of inoculating, especially the introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
- The introduction of a serum, a vaccine, or an antigenic substance into the body of a person or an animal, especially as a means to produce or boost immunity to a specific disease.
- The introduction of a microorganism or an agent of disease into an host organism or a growth medium.