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 In 2001, when the pediatric allergist Gideon Lack asked a group of some 80 parents in Tel Aviv if their kids were allergic to peanuts, only two or three hands went up. Amitha Kalaichandran, Wired, 3 June 2021 The same goes for allergic conjunctivitis, Kanwaljit Brar, MD, an allergist at NYU Langone, tells Health. Maggie O'neill,, 29 Apr. 2021 Going to see an allergist to see if maybe something is triggering the attacks. Jen Juneau,, 27 Apr. 2021 Even so, Caston likes dogs and has dreamed of owning a husky, much to his allergist’s dismay. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2021 Other potential allergens in gel polish formulas include nitrocellulose, tosylamide formaldehyde, camphor, dibutyl pthalate, and solvents such as acetone or dyes, says Purvi Parikh, an allergist and immunologist with the Allergy & Asthma Network. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 22 Apr. 2021 An allergist found a reaction to dust mites and a chemical preservative used in some cosmetics and cleaning products called methylisothiazolinone (MIT). New York Times, 14 Apr. 2021 Consider seeing a specialist, such as an allergist or ear, nose and throat doctor, for long-term options, like allergy shots or nasal surgery. Laura Wheatman Hill,, 4 Apr. 2021 According to Mark Moss, an allergist at UW Health in Madison, Wis., people commonly mistake irritation from flowers as a pollen allergy. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2021

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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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13 Jun 2021

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“Allergist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of allergist

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


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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