adjuvant Medicine

adjuvant Medicine ['adʒʊv(ə)nt]
adjective (of therapy) applied after initial treatment for cancer to suppress secondary tumour formation.
noun a substance which enhances the body's immune response to an antigen.
Origin
C16: from L. adjuvant-, adjuvare, from ad- 'towards' + juvare 'to help'.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • adjuvant — /ˈædʒəvənt/ (say ajuhvuhnt) adjective 1. serving to help or assist. –noun 2. a person or thing aiding or helping. 3. Medicine whatever aids in removing or preventing a disease, especially a substance added to a prescription to aid the operation… …   Australian English dictionary

  • adjuvant —   a. helping; Medicine, remedial; n. such drug …   Dictionary of difficult words

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