noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary allergy + -gen Date: 1910 a substance (as pollen) that induces allergyallergenic adjectiveallergenicity noun

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  • Allergen — (n) eng allergen, sensitiser, sensitising agent …   Arbeitssicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz Glossar

  • allergen — (n.) substance causing allergy, 1912, from ALLERGY (Cf. allergy) on model of ANTIGEN (Cf. antigen) …   Etymology dictionary

  • allergen — [n] irritant antigen, dander, dust mite, foreign substance, immune trigger, irritant, pollen, ragweed; concept 478 …   New thesaurus

  • allergen — ► NOUN ▪ a substance that causes an allergic reaction …   English terms dictionary

  • allergen — ☆ allergen [al′ər jən, al′ərjen΄ ] n. [Ger < allergie, ALLERGY + gen, GEN] a substance inducing an allergic state or reaction allergenic [al΄ərjen′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Allergen — An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is a non parasitic antigen capable of stimulating a type I hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals.[1] Most humans mount significant Immunoglobulin E… …   Wikipedia

  • Allergen — Ein Allergen (griechisch αλλεργενικό – das allergieerzeugende) ist eine Substanz, die über Vermittlung des Immunsystems Überempfindlichkeitsreaktionen auslöst. Ein Allergen ist ein Antigen, die von ihm verursachte Überempfindlichkeitsreaktion des …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Allergen — A substance that is foreign to the body and can cause an allergic reaction in certain people. For examples, pollen, dander, mold. * * * Term for an antigen that induces an allergic or hypersensitive response. [allergy + G. gen, producing] * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • allergen — UK [ˈælə(r)ˌdʒen] / US [ˈælərdʒən] noun [countable] Word forms allergen : singular allergen plural allergens medical a substance that produces an allergic reaction in someone …   English dictionary

  • allergen — [[t]æ̱lə(r)ʤen[/t]] allergens N COUNT An allergen is a substance that causes an allergic reaction in someone. [TECHNICAL] …   English dictionary

  • allergen — n. any antigen that causes allergy in a hypersensitive person. Allergens are diverse and affect different tissues and organs. Pollens, fur, feathers, mould, and dust may cause hay fever; house dust mites (see Dermatophagoides) have been… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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