synergist


syn·er·gist

noun \-jist\

Definition of SYNERGIST

:  something (as a chemical or a muscle) that enhances the effectiveness of an active agent; broadly :  either member of a synergistic pair

First Known Use of SYNERGIST

1876

syn·er·gist

noun \-jəst\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SYNERGIST

1
: an agent that increases the effectiveness of another agent when combined with it; especially : a drug that acts in synergism with another
2
: an organ (as a muscle) that acts in concert with another to enhance its effect—compare agonist 1, antagonist a

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