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[ih-nok-yuh-luh-buh l]
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  1. capable of being inoculated.
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Origin of inoculable

First recorded in 1840–50; inocul(ate) + -able
Related formsin·oc·u·la·bil·i·ty, nounun·in·oc·u·la·ble, adjective
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Related Words for inoculable

deadly, infectious, endemic, poisonous, catching, epidemic, pestiferous, pestilential, taking, epizootic, impartible, inoculable, transmissible, transmittable

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Historical Examples of inoculable

  • The disease is inoculable and thought to be due to a bacillus.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • They are rapidly destroyed in the circulation, and are not inoculable.

  • Syphilis is a disease that is contagious, inoculable, and transmissible by heredity.

  • Syphilis, therefore, is a markedly contagious and inoculable disease.

    Venereal Diseases in New Zealand (1922)

    Committee Of The Board Of Health

British Dictionary definitions for inoculable


  1. capable of being inoculated
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Derived Formsinoculability, noun
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inoculable in Medicine


  1. Transmissible by inoculation.
  2. Susceptible to a disease transmitted by inoculation.
  3. That can be used in an inoculation.
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Related formsin•oc′u•la•bili•ty n.
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