anergy

[ an-er-jee ]
/ ˈæn ər dʒi /

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 forms

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

Derived Forms

anergic (æˈnɜːdʒɪk), adjective

Word Origin for anergy

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

anergy

[ ănər-jē ]

n.

Absence of sensitivity to substances that would normally elicit an antigenic response.

Related forms

an•ergic (ă-nûrjĭk, ănər-) adj.
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