The microorganism or other material introduced by inoculation.

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in·oc·u·lum in-'äk-yə-ləm n, pl -la -lə material used for inoculation

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any material that is used for inoculation.

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in·oc·u·lum (ĭ-nokґu-ləm) pl. inocґula [L.] a substance that is inoculated.

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