[ aw-toh-i-nok-yuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ ɪˌnɒk yəˈleɪ ʃən /


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

Origin of autoinoculation

Related forms

au·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


/ (ˌɔːtəʊɪˌnɒkjʊˈleɪʃən) /


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


[ ô′tō-ĭ-nŏk′yə-lāshən ]


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