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anergy

[ an-er-jee ]
/ ˈæn ər dʒi /
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noun

Pathology. deficiency of energy.
Immunology. lack of immunity to an antigen.

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Origin of anergy

<New Latin anergia.See an-1, ergo-1, -y3
a·ner·gic [a-nur-jik, an-er-], /æˈnɜr dʒɪk, ˈæn ər-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anergy

anergy
/ (ˈænədʒɪ) /

noun

lack of energy
immunol diminution or lack of immunity to an antigen
anergic (æˈnɜːdʒɪk), adjective
from New Latin anergia, from an- + Greek ergon work
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Medical definitions for anergy

anergy
[ ănər-jē ]

n.

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