hy·​po·​al·​ler·​gen·​ic | \ ˌhī-pō-ˌa-lər-ˈje-nik \

Definition of hypoallergenic 

: having little likelihood of causing an allergic response hypoallergenic cosmetics hypoallergenic foods

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That’s why all the hype about hypoallergenic pets contains more baloney than the average third grader’s lunch sandwich. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "Here Are 9 Ways to Deal With a Pet Allergy If You Love Animals," 30 Nov. 2018 If allergies are a concern, choose pillows made from hypoallergenic materials such as cotton, wool, or synthetic down. Jodi Helmer, ELLE Decor, "Beddings Basics," 19 Oct. 2011 Each sunscreen dispenser is equipped with four 1,000 mL pouches of hypoallergenic broad-spectrum SPF-30 sunscreen, available in four different varieties, safe for people aged 6-months and up. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 12 June 2018 This one from Utopia is super soft, hypoallergenic, and machine washable. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "Here are the 5 best deals on Amazon right now," 19 June 2018 Fresh, supportive, hypoallergenic and clean pillows are not expensive. Jennifer Adams, Philly.com, "Ask Jennifer Adams: When should you replace your pillows?," 25 May 2018 Okay, so the Cornish Rex may not be hypoallergenic. Kristen A. Schmitt, Smithsonian, "There’s No Such Thing as a Hypoallergenic Cat," 17 Apr. 2018 The second line of defense to hypoallergenic mattresses, pillows and comforters is the bedding sets themselves. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "Five products you'll swear by this allergy season," 13 Apr. 2018 While touring the campus of Northern Ireland’s next-generation science park on Friday with fiancé Prince Harry, the couple met a husband and wife team who make innovative and hypoallergenic baby products. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle Just Dropped Her Own Major Royal Baby Hint!," 23 Mar. 2018

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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hy·​po·​al·​ler·​gen·​ic | \ -ˌal-ər-ˈjen-ik \

Medical Definition of hypoallergenic 

: having little likelihood of causing an allergic response hypoallergenic food hypoallergenic makeup

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