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adaptogen

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noun adap·to·gen \ə-ˈdap-tə-jən\

Definition of adaptogen

  1. :  a nontoxic substance and especially a plant extract that is held to increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning

adap·to·gen·icplay \ə-ˌdap-tə-ˈje-nik\ adjective


Origin of adaptogen

International Scientific Vocabulary adapt + -o- + -gen


First Known Use: 1969


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