synergist

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noun syn·er·gist \-jist\

Definition of synergist

  1. :  something (such as a chemical or a muscle) that enhances the effectiveness of an active agent; broadly :  either member of a synergistic pair

First Known Use of synergist

1870


Medical Dictionary

synergist

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noun syn·er·gist \-jəst\

Medical Definition of synergist

  1. 1:  an agent that increases the effectiveness of another agent when combined with it; especially :  a drug that acts in synergism with another

  2. 2:  an organ (as a muscle) that acts in concert with another to enhance its effect—compare agonist 1, antagonist a


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