anergy

[an-er-jee]
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noun

Pathology. deficiency of energy.
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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British Dictionary definitions for anergic

anergy

noun

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

Word Origin for anergy

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

anergy

[ănər-jē]

n.

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