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anergy

Pronunciation: an′er-jē

Definition:

  1. In a person, absence of the ability to generate a sensitivity reaction to substances expected to be antigenic (immunogenic, allergenic).
  2. Lack of energy.

[G. an- priv. + energeia, energy, from ergon, work]

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