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al·ler·gy

allergy

 
 
pronunciation:
ae lr ji
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part of speech: noun
inflections: allergies
definition: a condition in which a person's body has an unusual reaction to certain things. An allergy can cause itching, coughing, sneezing, or trouble breathing. Allergies to animal hair, pollen, and certain foods are among the most common.
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The word allergy contains the following parts:
allo, all Greek root that means other, different
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synonyms:
ali, hetero
antonyms:
iso-, homo, homeo, omal
 
erg, ergo, urg Greek root that means work
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