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adj ad·di·tive \ˈad-ət-iv\

Medical Definition of ADDITIVE

:  having or relating to a value or effect that is the sum of individual values or effects: as a :  relating to the sum of the pharmacological responses produced by the concurrent administration of two or more drugs capable of producing the same kind of effect b :  having a genetic effect that is the sum of the individual effects
ad·di·tive·ly adverb
ad·di·tiv·i·ty \ˌad-ə-ˈtiv-ət-ē\ noun, plural ad·di·tiv·i·ties
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