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inoculate someone against something

to immunize someone against a disease. We need to inoculate all the children against whooping cough. Have you been inoculated against measles?
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inoculate someone with something

to use a particular substance in immunizing someone against a disease. Donna inoculated Richard and Nancy with yellow fever vaccine for their trip. She also inoculated Sam with something to prevent malaria.
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Scientists from the New Orleansbased Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will collaborate with Pune- based biotech company Gennova Biopharmaceuticals to produce and test a vaccine that aims to inoculate mosquitoes when they bite people.
59 g and the weights of the hosts were not considered in determining the number of planidia used to inoculate each individual.
In April, Muehlbauer will simultaneously inoculate pea plants with the two microbes in field plots at Pullman to verify the approach's effectiveness in conditions other than those at Orel.
He added: "We've no new information about a threat but are getting ready to inoculate everyone in a few days if necessary.
The findings open the way for the potential development of a vaccine to inoculate children against the often fatal disease if scientists can identify the infection.
The machines inoculate eggs for broiler chickens, breeder hens and turkeys.
The idea is to inoculate all infected trees with the less virulent, non-lethal fungus, thereby infecting the virulent native fungus and tipping the odds in favor of the trees.
The colony was used to inoculate three plates containing MEA plus antibiotics.
I use the swabs the first week and inoculate from the plates each of the next two weeks.
You can't use, say, a bean inoculate from the garden store on alfalfa seed.
The PIPETar will be used to inoculate Alamar bacterial identification and antibiotic susceptibility panels, according to Kenneth D.
Farmers buy these bacteria as legume inoculate and apply them to seed just before planting.