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autoinoculation

[aw-toh-i-nok-yuh-ley-shuh n]
noun
  1. inoculation of a healthy part with an infective agent from a diseased part of the same body.
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Origin of autoinoculation

Related formsau·to·in·oc·u·la·ble [aw-toh-i-nok-yuh-luh-buh l] /ˌɔ toʊ ɪˈnɒk yə lə bəl/, adjectiveau·to·in·oc·u·la·bil·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for autoinoculation

autoinoculation

noun
  1. the inoculation of microorganisms (esp viruses) from one part of the body into another, usually in the form of a vaccine
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autoinoculation in Medicine

autoinoculation

(ô′tō-ĭ-nŏk′yə-lāshən)
n.
  1. A secondary infection originating from the site of an infection already present in the body.
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