- inoculation of a healthy part with an infective agent from a diseased part of the same body.
Origin of autoinoculation
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- the inoculation of microorganisms (esp viruses) from one part of the body into another, usually in the form of a vaccine
- A secondary infection originating from the site of an infection already present in the body.
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