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anergy

[an-er-jee]
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noun
  1. Pathology. deficiency of energy.
  2. Immunology. lack of immunity to an antigen.

Origin of anergy

< New Latin anergia. See an-1, ergo-1, -y3
Related formsa·ner·gic [a-nur-jik, an-er-] /æˈnɜr dʒɪk, ˈæn ər-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for anergic

Historical Examples

  • He is certainly wrong in denying "negativism" to his anergic type.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch

  • Sex is important in determining the nature of the stupor, for he found the anergic type following mania in females only.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch


British Dictionary definitions for anergic

anergy

noun
  1. lack of energy
  2. immunol diminution or lack of immunity to an antigen
Derived Formsanergic (æˈnɜːdʒɪk), adjective

Word Origin

from New Latin anergia, from an- + Greek ergon work
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anergic in Medicine

anergy

([object Object])
n.
  1. Absence of sensitivity to substances that would normally elicit an antigenic response.
Related formsan•ergic (ă-nûrjĭk, ănər-) adj.
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