Origin of adjuvant
French or Latin; French, from Latin adjuvant-, adjuvans, present participle of adjuvare to aid — more at aid
First Known Use: 1574
Definition of adjuvant
: 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
First Known Use of adjuvant
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