Definition of synergist in English:

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synergist

Pronunciation: /ˈsinərjəst/

noun

A substance, organ, or other agent that participates in an effect of synergy.
Example sentences
  • This may require co-ordination of groups of muscle synergists within one limb, or between several limbs, trunk, head, and eyes.
  • At high concentration tocopherols act as prooxidant synergists with transition metal ions, lipid peroxides or other oxidizing agents.
  • Further studies are needed to determine if hops acts as a mild sedative independently, as a synergist, or is absent of sedative action.

Derivatives

synergistically

Pronunciation: /ˈˌsinərˈjistik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • A potential added benefit of such a strategy is the ability of natural antimicrobials to act synergistically with other host defense peptides and proteins.
  • During critical stages of disease, nutrition intervention and medication therapies work synergistically to manage disease and improve therapy efficacy by preserving crucial body cell mass stores.
  • Herbalists claim that herbs used together work synergistically and that toxicity is reduced when whole plants are used instead of active ingredients, a process known as buffering.

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Syllabification: syn·er·gist

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