Out of this number 429 were inoculated; which, if the population be reckoned at 1000 exactly, left 571 uninoculated.
Eventually they withered and dwindled and were in the end no different from the uninoculated grass.
One of the two uninoculated women died of plague two days after the boy, she having been in attendance upon him.
At the end of May, he visited 89 houses, in 62 of which both inoculated and uninoculated were living together.
Then came a period of more than a year, during which the uninoculated had 42 deaths, and the inoculated had one death.
If this experiment had failed, the results, judged by the actual mortality among the uninoculated, would have been appalling.
mid-15c., "implant a bud into a plant," from Latin inoculatus, past participle of inoculare "graft in, implant," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + oculus "bud," originally "eye" (see eye (n.)). Meaning "implant germs of a disease to produce immunity" first recorded (in inoculation) 1714, originally in reference to smallpox. After 1799, often used in sense of "to vaccine inoculate." Related: Inoculated; inoculating.
inoculate in·oc·u·late (ĭ-nŏk'yə-lāt')
v. in·oc·u·lat·ed, in·oc·u·lat·ing, in·oc·u·lates
To introduce 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.
To implant microorganisms or infectious material into or on a culture medium.
To communicate a disease to a living organism by transferring its causative agent into the organism.