Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1900-2000
Language: German
Origin: allergie, from all- 'all' + Greek ergon 'work'

allergy

noun
     
al‧ler‧gy plural allergies [uncountable and countable]
MI a medical condition in which you become ill or in which your skin becomes red and painful because you have eaten or touched a particular substance
Word of the Day
The ILLNESS AND DISABILITY
Word of the Day is:

Other related topics