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synergist Syllabification: syn·er·gist
Pronunciation: /ˈsinərjəst/

Definition of synergist in English:


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.


Pronunciation: /ˌsinərˈjistik/
Example sentences
  • Several experimental studies have shown a synergistic interaction between respiratory virus infection and allergic inflammation.
  • In this study we attempted to describe the synergistic antimicrobial activity of tea and antibiotics against enteropathogens.
  • They should also avoid or minimize alcohol use, because iron and alcohol are synergistic hepatotoxins.
Pronunciation: /ˈˌsinərˈjistik(ə)lē/
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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