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contactant

[ kuhn-tak-tuhnt ]
/ kənˈtæk tənt /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
any substance that might induce an allergy by coming in contact with the skin or a mucous membrane.
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Origin of contactant

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Medical definitions for contactant

contactant
[ kən-tăktənt ]

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