Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A substance, such as pollen, that causes an allergy.

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  • noun medicine A substance which causes an allergic reaction.

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  • noun any substance that can cause an allergy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German Allergen : Aller(gie), allergy; see allergy + -gen, -gen (from French -gène; see –gen).]

Examples

  • Cover pillows, mattress, and box spring in allergen-proof casings.

    Atopic dermatitis, eczema treatments

  • Cover pillows, mattress, and box spring in allergen-proof casings.

    Environmental allergy control

  • Cover pillow, mattress, and box spring in allergen-proof casings.

    Atopic dermatitis, eczema treatments

  • Cover pillow, mattress, and box spring in allergen-proof casings.

    Environmental allergy control

  • Researchers at Germany's University of Hohenheim have reported that fermentation of skim milk and sweet whey with a one-to-one mixture of the bacteria could reduce the quantity of beta-lactoglobulin, the main allergen in cows milk, by as much as 90 per cent.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • The major food allergens declaration must consist of the word ‘‘Contains’’ followed by a colon and the name of the food source source from which each major food allergen is derived (for example, ‘‘Contains: egg’’).

    A naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding. [contains dairy]

  • Researchers at Germany's University of Hohenheim have reported that fermentation of skim milk and sweet whey with a one-to-one mixture of the bacteria could reduce the quantity of beta-lactoglobulin, the main allergen in cows milk, by as much as 90 per cent.

    Fermentation Technique May Cut Whey Allergies

  • The major food allergens declaration must consist of the word ‘‘Contains’’ followed by a colon and the name of the food source source from which each major food allergen is derived (for example, ‘‘Contains: egg’’).

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Even the possibility of the presence of an allergen is covered.

    Are Food Labels Giving the Right Info?

  • Even the possibility of the presence of an allergen is covered.

    Archive 2007-12-01

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  • I only noticed the other day that 'allergen' was haplological.

    August 5, 2009