Pronunciation: i-NOK-yoo-uh’ s
Difficulty Level: High
Meaning: refers to not harmful or injurious. Not stimulating
1. It was surprising that the diplomat's innocuous remarks caused such consternation.
2. By using an innocuous virus derived from HIV, scientists at the California Institute of Technology have developed a new way of giving animals genes from other organisms to produce specific traits. National Geographic, Fluorescent Mice Herald Gene-Transfer Breakthrough, D.L. Parsell, January 11, 2002