Inoculation

Definition of Inoculation

In`oc´u`la´tion
n.1.The act or art of inoculating trees or plants.
2.(Med.) The act or practice of communicating a disease to a person in health, by inserting contagious matter in his skin or flesh, usually for the purpose of inducing immunity to the disease.
3.Fig.: The communication of principles, especially false principles, to the mind.
4.(Microbiology) The introduction of microorganisms into a growth medium, to cause the growth and multiplication of the microorganisms.

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