[aw-toh-i-nok-yuh-ley-shuh n]


inoculation of a healthy part with an infective agent from a diseased part of the same body.

Nearby words

  1. autoimmune hemolytic anemia,
  2. autoimmunization,
  3. autoimmunocytopenia,
  4. autoinfection,
  5. autoinfusion,
  6. autointoxication,
  7. autoionization,
  8. autoisolysin,
  9. autoist,
  10. autojumble

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for autoinoculation



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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Medicine definitions for autoinoculation




A secondary infection originating from the site of an infection already present in the body.

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