allergen

noun
al·​ler·​gen | \ ˈa-lər-jən How to pronounce allergen (audio) \

Definition of allergen

: a substance (such as pollen) that induces allergy

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Other Words from allergen

allergenic \ ˌa-​lər-​ˈje-​nik How to pronounce allergenic (audio) \ adjective
allergenicity \ ˌa-​lər-​jə-​ˈni-​sə-​tē How to pronounce allergenicity (audio) \ noun

Examples of allergen in a Sentence

common allergens, such as pollen
Recent Examples on the Web Change clothes after being outside or exposed to allergens, the ACAAI recommends. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Your seasonal allergies may be worse this week. Here's how you can get some relief," 1 Sep. 2019 The deceased was not informed that there were allergens in the order. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Teenager Allergic to Dairy Died After Restaurant Said His Birthday Burger Was Safe to Eat: Coroner," 15 Sep. 2019 Once installed, the electronic purifier will remove up to 99 percent of all dust and allergens. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "A Breath of Fresh Air: A Smart Buyer's Guide to Air Filters," 1 July 2019 According to Schecter, the synthetic material offers all the benefits of down, including the softness and loft, without the allergens. Jodi Helmer, ELLE Decor, "Beddings Basics," 19 Oct. 2011 The deceased was not informed that there were allergens in the order. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Teenager Allergic to Dairy Died After Restaurant Said His Birthday Burger Was Safe to Eat: Coroner," 15 Sep. 2019 The deceased was not informed that there were allergens in the order. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Teen died after eating burger despite telling staff about his allergy, coroner rules," 13 Sep. 2019 Both Beyond Meat and alternative milk company Ripple rely on pea protein as a key ingredient that's also gaining in popularity with consumers who want to avoid soy as an allergen. Sarah Min, CBS News, "Food giants Tyson, Hormel, Kellogg's and Kroger all want bigger bite of fake-meat market," 6 Sep. 2019 Allergy season is split into several categories based on the allergens in the area. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Your seasonal allergies may be worse this week. Here's how you can get some relief," 1 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of allergen

circa 1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allergen

borrowed from German Allergen,, blend of allerg- (in Allergie allergy) and -gen (in Antigen antigen)

Note: See note at allergy.

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Time Traveler for allergen

The first known use of allergen was circa 1907

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allergen

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How to pronounce allergen (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of allergen

medical : a substance that causes an allergy

allergen

noun
al·​ler·​gen | \ ˈa-lər-jən How to pronounce allergen (audio) \

Kids Definition of allergen

: a substance that causes an allergic reaction

allergen

noun
al·​ler·​gen | \ ˈal-ər-jən How to pronounce allergen (audio) \

Medical Definition of allergen

: a substance that induces allergy inhaled allergens a suspected food allergen

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