al·​ler·​gist | \ ˈa-lər-jist How to pronounce allergist (audio) \

Definition of allergist

: a specialist in allergy

Examples of allergist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a visit to her allergist didn’t help, Henry went to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Tammy Joyner, Detroit Free Press, "Lathrup Village woman miraculously recovered from coronavirus, wants to help others," 25 Apr. 2020 Thousands of health care workers affected The workers range from dentists and general surgeons to medical assistants and nurses, from allergists and dermatologists to primary care physicians and pediatricians. Jayne O'donnell, USA TODAY, "Thousands of US medical workers furloughed, laid off as routine patient visits drop during coronavirus pandemic," 2 Apr. 2020 If there’s a surge of COVID cases in North Texas, many people will be eager to step up, including physicians, said Dr. Robert Rogers, an allergist in Fort Worth. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Is Dallas ready for a spike in COVID-19? ‘We’ve got the manpower now’," 1 Apr. 2020 As allergy season ramps up in Pennsylvania, Dr. Laura Fisher, an allergist in Lancaster, expects an influx of worried patients. Michael Rubinkam, Anchorage Daily News, "Hay fever or virus? For allergy sufferers, a season of worry," 31 Mar. 2020 The allergist gently pricks or scratches the skin with a small plastic probe or needle so that a small amount of a solution containing the food allergen can enter your body just below the surface of the skin, as FARE explains. Kendra Chanae Chapman, SELF, "I Have Severe Food Allergies, and These Are the 3 Comments I'm So Sick of Hearing," 14 May 2018 The groom’s mother, a pediatric pulmonologist, allergist and immunologist, is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and has a private practice in New York. New York Times, "Chiara Campana, Cameron Kemal," 23 Feb. 2020 Consider seeing an allergist if this is the case for you. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, "What Your Snot Can Tell You About Your Health," 25 Dec. 2019 Most experience at least mild side effects, such as hives or stomachaches, and about a fifth dropped out of the study, said Dr. Scott Sicherer, a pediatric allergist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Lauran Neergaard, Anchorage Daily News, "FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergy," 1 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of allergist

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allergist

allergy + -ist entry 1

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“Allergist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of allergist

medical : a doctor who is an expert in the treatment of allergies


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Kids Definition of allergist

: a medical doctor who specializes in treating allergies


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Medical Definition of allergist

: a specialist in allergy

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