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hypoallergenic

or hy·po-al·ler·gen·ic

[ hahy-poh-al-er-jen-ik ]
/ ˌhaɪ poʊˌæl ərˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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adjective

designed to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response, as by containing relatively few or no potentially irritating substances: hypoallergenic cosmetics.

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Origin of hypoallergenic

First recorded in 1950–55; hypo- + allergenic
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British Dictionary definitions for hypoallergenic

hypoallergenic
/ (ˈhaɪpəʊˌæləˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective

(of cosmetics, earrings, etc) not likely to cause an allergic reaction
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Medical definitions for hypoallergenic

hypoallergenic
[ hī′pō-ăl′ər-jĕnĭk ]

adj.

Having a decreased tendency to provoke an allergic reaction.
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