adjuvant Medicine

adjuvant Medicine
adjuvant Medicine ['adʒʊv(ə)nt]
adjective (of therapy) applied after initial treatment for cancer to suppress secondary tumour formation.
noun a substance which enhances the body's immune response to an antigen.
C16: from L. adjuvant-, adjuvare, from ad- 'towards' + juvare 'to help'.

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