[ kuh n-tak-tuh nt ]
/ kənˈtæk tənt /

noun Medicine/Medical.

any substance that might induce an allergy by coming in contact with the skin or a mucous membrane.

Origin of contactant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for contactant


[ kən-tăktənt ]


Any of a group of allergens that elicit manifestations of induced sensitivity by direct contact with the skin or mucosa.
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