synergism

noun
syn·​er·​gism | \ ˈsi-nər-ˌji-zəm How to pronounce synergism (audio) \

Definition of synergism

: interaction of discrete agencies (such as industrial firms), agents (such as drugs), or conditions such that the total effect is greater than the sum of the individual effects

First Known Use of synergism

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for synergism

New Latin synergismus, from Greek synergos

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The first known use of synergism was in 1904

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“Synergism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synergism. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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synergism

noun
syn·​er·​gism | \ ˈsin-ər-ˌjiz-əm How to pronounce synergism (audio) \

Medical Definition of synergism

: interaction of discrete agents (as drugs) such that the total effect is greater than the sum of the individual effects

called also synergy

— compare antagonism sense b

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