adjuvant: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (aj'u-vunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. serving to help or assist; auxiliary.
  2. utilizing drugs, radiation therapy, or other means of supplemental treatment following cancer surgery.
  1. a person or thing that aids or helps.
  2. anything that aids in removing or preventing a disease, esp. a substance added to a prescription to aid the effect of the main ingredient.
  3. a substance admixed with an immunogen in order to elicit a more marked immune response.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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