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(ĭn-ŏk″ū-lā′shŭn )

1. The injection or introduction of an antigen or microbe into a person, animal, or organ or into a solution, growth medium, or other laboratory apparatus.
2. Vaccination. This can be accomplished parenterally (through the skin), orally, or intranasally; by using an aerosol mist; or by scarification of the skin.

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