Share this entry

Share this page


División en sílabas: ad·ju·vant
Pronunciación: /ˈajəvənt

Definición de adjuvant en inglés:


(Of therapy) applied after initial treatment for cancer, especially to suppress secondary tumor formation.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Women with breast cancer may benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, or both.
  • The book is divided into five short chapters that cover coping with the diagnosis of cancer, surgical treatments, adjuvant therapies, and ongoing recovery.
  • Three patients received no adjuvant treatment, and no information on adjuvant therapy was available for the remaining 4 patients.


Medicine Volver al principio  
A substance that enhances the body’s immune response to an antigen.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • New TB adjuvants (enhancers of the immune response) have been studied.
  • The products use a large amount of organisms and adjuvants such as aluminum hydroxide or oil to produce a sufficient immune response.
  • Recently, there has been a great deal of interest in biologic agents as potential adjuvants in the treatment of chronic wounds.


late 16th century: from Latin adjuvant- 'helping toward', from the verb adjuvare, from ad- 'toward' + juvare 'to help'.

Definición de adjuvant en:

Share this entry

Share this page


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día interfuse
Pronunciación: ɪntəˈfjuːz
join or mix (two or more things) together