cross-tolerance

noun

cross-tol·​er·​ance ˈkrȯs-ˈtäl-rən(t)s How to pronounce cross-tolerance (audio)
-ˈtä-lə-
: tolerance or resistance to a drug that develops through continued use of another drug with similar pharmacological action

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cross-tolerance was circa 1923

Dictionary Entries Near cross-tolerance

Cite this Entry

“Cross-tolerance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-tolerance. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

cross-tolerance

noun
cross-tol·​er·​ance ˈkrȯ-ˈstäl(-ə)-rən(t)s How to pronounce cross-tolerance (audio)
: tolerance or resistance to a drug that develops through continued use of another drug with similar pharmacological action
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!