hyposensitization

noun hy·po·sen·si·ti·za·tion \ ˌhī-pō-ˌsen(t)-sə-tə-ˈzā-shən , -ˌsen(t)-stə-ˈzā- \

Definition of hyposensitization

:the state or process of being reduced in sensitivity especially to an allergen :desensitization

hyposensitize

play \ˌhī-pō-ˈsen(t)-sə-ˌtīz\ transitive verb

First Known Use of hyposensitization

1922


Medical Dictionary

hyposensitization

noun hy·po·sen·si·ti·za·tion
variants: or chiefly British hyposensitisation play \-ˌsen(t)-sət-ə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌsen(t)-stə-ˈzā-\

medical Definition of hyposensitization

:the state or process of being reduced in sensitivity especially to an allergen :desensitization

hyposensitize

or chiefly British hyposensitise play \-ˈsen(t)-sə-ˌtīz\ transitive verb hyposensititized or chiefly British hyposensitised; hyposensitizing or chiefly British hyposensitising

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