Definition of adaptogen
: 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
Origin of adaptogen
International Scientific Vocabulary adapt + -o- + -gen
First Known Use: 1969
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