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adjuvant

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adjective ad·ju·vant \ˈa-jə-vənt\

Definition of adjuvant

  1. 1 :  serving to aid or contribute :  auxiliary

  2. 2 :  assisting in the prevention, amelioration, or cure of disease <adjuvant chemotherapy following surgery>



Origin of adjuvant

French or Latin; French, from Latin adjuvant-, adjuvans, present participle of adjuvare to aid — more at aid


First Known Use: 1574


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adjuvant

noun ad·ju·vant

Definition of adjuvant

  1. :  one that helps or facilitates: as a :  an ingredient (as in a prescription or a solution) that modifies the action of the principal ingredient b :  something (as a drug or method) that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment <used chemotherapy as an adjuvant to surgery> c :  a substance (as one added to a vaccine) enhancing the immune response to an antigen



1609

First Known Use of adjuvant

1609



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