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 For severe seasonal allergies an allergist may recommend allergen-specific immunotherapy. Rachel Nall, Msn, SELF, 24 May 2022 The immune system, as any immunologist or allergist can tell you, is complicated. Alexandra Ossola, Quartz, 28 Apr. 2022 If patients still decide to try them, Lomas recommends using caution and discussing any side effect with your allergist. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, 24 June 2022 Alpha-gal syndrome doesn’t quite look like typical food allergies, says Scott Commins, an allergist at the University of North Carolina who originally helped discover the syndrome back in 2008. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 25 Apr. 2022 Speaking to an allergist and potentially taking an allergy test can be the best way to start. Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Mar. 2022 Allergic reactions are common and often happen within minutes to hours after a person has been exposed to the offending allergen, Lara Gross, MD, an allergist and immunologist with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, tells SELF. Marygrace Taylor, SELF, 29 Mar. 2022 Rather, her husband, a famed allergist in the D.C. area who’d give a daily pollen report on television and radio, died suddenly in 2011 of a heart attack. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Mar. 2022 There is no cure for asthma, including allergic asthma, Tiffany Owens, M.D., an allergist and immunologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, 25 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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31 Jul 2022

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“Allergist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for allergist


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

Kids Definition of allergist

: a medical doctor who specializes in treating allergies


al·​ler·​gist | \ -jəst How to pronounce allergist (audio) \

Medical Definition of allergist

: a specialist in allergy

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