- the substance used to make an inoculation.
Origin of inoculum
1900–05; < New Latin, equivalent to inocul(āre) to inoculate + -um noun suffix
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- med the substance used in giving an inoculation
C20: New Latin; see inoculate
- The microorganisms or other material used in an inoculation.inoculant
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