synergist

[ sin-er-jist, si-nur- ]
/ ˈsɪn ər dʒɪst, sɪˈnɜr- /

noun

Physiology, Medicine/Medical. a body organ, medicine, etc., that cooperates with another or others to produce or enhance an effect.
Chemistry, Pharmacology. any admixture to a substance for increasing the effectiveness of one or more of its properties.
Theology. a person who holds the doctrine of synergism.

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Origin of synergist

1650–60; <New Latin synergista<Greek synerg(ós) (see synergism) + New Latin -ista-ist
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British Dictionary definitions for synergist

synergist
/ (ˈsɪnədʒɪst, sɪˈnɜː-) /

noun

a drug, muscle, etc, that increases the action of another
Christian theol an upholder of synergism

adjective

of or relating to synergism
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Medical definitions for synergist

synergist
[ sĭnər-jĭst ]

n.

A synergistic organ, drug, or agent.
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