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Autoinoculation

Definition

Autoinoculation is a procedure in which cells are removed from the body, treated or medically changed, and then placed back into the body. It is done to help prevent an immune reaction or to help diagnose a medical condition or illness.

Autoinoculation can also refer to the movement of microorganisms from one part of the body to another.

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Autoinoculation

References

Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary. www.merriam-webster.com/medical. Accessed July 26, 2018.