adjuvant

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin adiuvāns, present participle of adiuvāre (to help), from ad (to) + iuvāre (to help). First English use recorded in 17th century.

Noun[edit]

adjuvant (plural adjuvants)

  1. A thing which aids or assists; an auxiliary.
  2. One who helps or facilitates; an assistant.
  3. (medicine) An additive (as in a drug) that aids or modifies the action of the principal ingredient.
  4. (medicine) Something (as in a method) that enhances the effectiveness of a medical treatment.
  5. (immunology) A substance enhancing the immune response to an antigen.

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Adjective[edit]

adjuvant

  1. Helping; helpful; assisting.

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Verb[edit]

adjuvant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of adjuvō