Meaning of ADJUVANT in English

ADJUVANT

n.

Function: noun

Date: 1609

: one that helps or facilitates: as a : an ingredient (as in a prescription or a solution) that modifies the action of the principal ingredient b : something (as a drug or method) that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment <used chemotherapy as an adjuvant to surgery> c : a substance (as one added to a vaccine) enhancing the immune response to an antigen

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