Origin of inoculation
Examples from the Web for inoculations
Inoculations always involve inserting a bit of poison into the body to strengthen it.Extending the German Ban on ‘Mein Kampf’ Does More Harm Than Good
January 29, 2012
Inoculations kill a few people but protect far more from deadly diseases.The Right and Left Are Wrong About My Movie
July 21, 2010
The inoculations were three in number, coming at ten day intervals.The Delta of the Triple Elevens
William Elmer Bachman
When it comes to medicine, there's Leffingwell and his inoculations.This Crowded Earth
The plague lasted 42 days after the inoculations, and affected 28 families.
For all inoculations and similar proceedings, Certificate A is necessary.
All the inoculations into one and two-year-old trunks have failed to develop the disease.The Pears of New York
U. P. Hedrick
Word Origin and History for inoculations
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.