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adjuvant


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adjuvant  \Ad"ju*vant\,  a.  [L.  adjuvans  p.  pr  of  adjuvare  to 
  aid:  cf  F.  adjuvant.  See  {Aid}.] 
  Helping;  helpful;  assisting.  [R.]  ``Adjuvant  causes.'' 
  --Howell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adjuvant  \Ad"ju*vant\,  n. 
  1.  An  assistant.  [R.]  --Yelverton. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  An  ingredient,  in  a  prescription,  which  aids  or 
  modifies  the  action  of  the  principal  ingredient. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adjuvant 
  adj  1:  relating  to  something  that  is  added  but  is  not  essential; 
  "an  ancillary  pump";  "an  adjuvant  discipline  to  forms 
  of  mysticism";  "The  mind  and  emotions  are  auxilliary 
  to  each  other"  [syn:  {accessory},  {adjunct},  {ancillary}, 
  {appurtenant},  {auxiliary},  {subsidiary}] 
  2:  (pharmacology)  enhancing  the  action  of  a  medical  treatment; 
  "the  adjuvant  action  of  certain  bacteria" 
  n  :  an  additive  that  enhances  the  effectiveness  of  medical 
  treatment 




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