- To introduce the agent of a disease or other antigenic material into the subcutaneous tissue or a blood vessel, or through an abraded or absorbing surface for preventive, curative, or experimental purposes.
- To implant microorganisms or infectious material into or upon culture media.
- To communicate a disease by transferring its virus.
- That which is introduced or implanted.
[L. inoculo, pp. -atus, to ingraft]
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