adaptogen


adap·to·gen

noun \ə-ˈdap-tə-jən\

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

Origin of ADAPTOGEN

International Scientific Vocabulary adapt + -o- + -gen
First Known Use: 1969

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