[sin-er-jist, si-nur-]


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.

Origin of synergist

1650–60; < New Latin synergista < Greek synerg(ós) (see synergism) + New Latin -ista -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


of or relating to synergism
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Word Origin and History for synergist

1650s in theology (see synergism); 1867 in medicine, from Greek synergos "working together" (see synergy) + -ist.

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synergist in Medicine




A synergistic organ, drug, or agent.
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