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Meaning of ALLERGEN

Pronunciation:  'alur`jen

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any substance that can cause an allergy

ALLERGEN is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: matter, ragweed pollen, substance



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Any substance that can trigger an inappropriate immune response, or allergy, in susceptible people. Common allergens include animal fur, dust, pollen and certain foods or medications. See antigen.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Something which can cause an allergic reaction. For example, ragweed pollen is the allergen which causes hay fever.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: agglutinin, allergic disorder, allergy, anaphylactin, antiantibody, antibody, antigen, antiserum, antitoxic serum, antitoxin, antivenin, asthma, conjunctivitis, cosmetic dermatitis, eczema, hay fever, hives, incomplete antibody, interferon, pollinosis, precipitin, Rh factor, rose cold, serum, urticaria