al·​ler·​gist ˈa-lər-jist How to pronounce allergist (audio)
: a specialist in allergy

Examples of allergist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plan failed to include a change requested by top allergists in the U.S. that would have added peanut products to foods allowed for babies ages 6 months to 11 months to help prevent peanut allergies. CBS News, 9 Apr. 2024 If your child has stomach problems or is fussy after meals, talk to your pediatrician and visit an allergist. Kaitlin Bell, Parents, 6 Feb. 2024 Work with your allergist to figure out which are problematic for you and which are okay. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2023 After her mother noticed Brown was often wheezing, visits to her pediatrician and further testing with an allergist confirmed an asthma diagnosis. Andrew Abrahams, Peoplemag, 5 Oct. 2023 How Food Sensitivity Can Affect the Heart According to Keet, allergists have known for a long time that allergic reactions can involve the cardiovascular system. Cathy Cassata, Health, 23 Nov. 2023 Stanford University allergist and immunologist Tina Sindher agrees, adding that better diagnostic processes are needed. Brittany Edelmann, Discover Magazine, 4 Oct. 2023 As soon as her fourth child started showing signs of the skin condition at about 9 months, Torres Fung made an appointment to see an allergist, both to evaluate his eczema and do allergy testing. Holly Pevzner, Parents, 8 Sep. 2023 Dermatologists, allergists, and pediatricians all highly suggest this hypoallergenic product. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 18 Apr. 2023

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Word History


allergy + -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allergist was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Allergist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


al·​ler·​gist ˈal-ər-jəst How to pronounce allergist (audio)
: a specialist in treating allergies

Medical Definition


al·​ler·​gist -jəst How to pronounce allergist (audio)
: a specialist in allergy

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