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al·ler·gen

 (ăl′ər-jən)
n.
A substance, such as pollen, that causes an allergy.

[German Allergen : Aller(gie), allergy; see allergy + -gen, -gen (from French -gène; see -gen).]

al′ler·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.

allergen

(ˈæləˌdʒɛn) or

allergin

n
(Biology) any substance capable of inducing an allergy
ˌallerˈgenic adj
ˌallergeˈnicity n

al•ler•gen

(ˈæl ər dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
any substance, usu. a protein, that induces an allergic reaction in a particular individual.
[1910–15; aller(gy) + -gen]
al`ler•gen′ic (-ˈdʒɛn ɪk) adj.

al·ler·gen

(ăl′ər-jən)
A substance, such as pollen, that causes an allergy.

allergen

- Though allergens are not harmful themselves, when they are combined with certain antibodies, a reaction (i.e. the allergy) liberates substances that damage body cells and tissues.
See also related terms for harmful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allergen - any substance that can cause an allergyallergen - any substance that can cause an allergy
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
ragweed pollen - pollen of the ragweed plant is a common allergen
Translations
alergen
allergen

allergen

[ˈælədʒən] Nalérgeno m

allergen

[ˈælərɛn] nallergène m

allergen

n (Med) → Allergen nt

al·ler·gen

n. alérgeno, antígeno que induce una respuesta alérgica o hipersensitiva.

allergen

n alérgeno or alergeno
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