inoculum

[ ih-nok-yuh-luh m ]
/ ɪˈnɒk yə ləm /
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noun, plural in·oc·u·la [ih-nok-yuh-luh] /ɪˈnɒk yə lə/.

the substance used to make an inoculation.

Nearby words

  1. inobtrusive,
  2. inoculable,
  3. inoculant,
  4. inoculate,
  5. inoculation,
  6. inodorous,
  7. inoffensive,
  8. inofficious,
  9. inofficious will,
  10. inoperable

Origin of inoculum

1900–05; < New Latin, equivalent to inocul(āre) to inoculate + -um noun suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for inoculum

inoculum

inoculant

/ (ɪˈnɒkjʊləm) /

noun plural -la (-lə) or -lants

med the substance used in giving an inoculation

Word Origin for inoculum

C20: New Latin; see inoculate

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Medicine definitions for inoculum

inoculum

[ ĭ-nŏkyə-ləm ]

n. pl. in•oc•u•lums

The microorganisms or other material used in an inoculation.inoculant

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