hypoallergenic

or hy·po-al·ler·gen·ic

[hahy-poh-al-er-jen-ik]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. hypoaeolian mode,
  2. hypoalbuminemia,
  3. hypoaldosteronuria,
  4. hypoalgesia,
  5. hypoalimentation,
  6. hypoazoturia,
  7. hypobaric,
  8. hypobarism,
  9. hypobaropathy,
  10. hypobasis

Origin of hypoallergenic

First recorded in 1950–55; hypo- + allergenic

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British Dictionary definitions for hypoallergenic

hypoallergenic

adjective

(of cosmetics, earrings, etc) not likely to cause an allergic reaction
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Word Origin and History for hypoallergenic

hypoallergenic

1950, from hypo- + allergen + -ic.

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Medicine definitions for hypoallergenic

hypoallergenic

[hī′pō-ăl′ər-jĕnĭk]

adj.

Having a decreased tendency to provoke an allergic reaction.

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