synergism

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noun syn·er·gism \ˈsi-nər-ˌji-zəm\

Definition of synergism

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of synergism

New Latin synergismus, from Greek synergos


First Known Use: 1904

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synergism

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noun syn·er·gism \ˈsin-ər-ˌjiz-əm\

Medical Definition of synergism

  1. :  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 b


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