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[al-er-jen-ik] /ˌæl ərˈdʒɛn ɪk/
causing allergic sensitization.
Origin of allergenic
1910-15; allergen + -ic
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[al-er-juh-nis-i-tee] /ˌæl ər dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He screened the results against a database of known allergenic proteins.
  • These agencies post periodic alerts about hazards in food-chemical contaminants, food additives, unlabeled allergenic ingredients.
  • More important, scientists are finding ways to get rid of the allergenic proteins in common offenders.
  • Diets high in sugar or other carbohydrates and allergenic foods increase the inflammatory conditions.
  • Dust mites are a subject of increasing health concern because they can be highly allergenic.
  • There are a number of breeds that are hypo-allergenic.
  • Ninety guest rooms are available at the hotel, each with non-allergenic comforters.
  • Each room is equipped with pillow-top mattresses, hypo-allergenic down comforter and high-thread count linens.
  • Non-allergenic pillows accompany luxury bedding in each room.
  • Rooms are hypo-allergenic and come with movie services, cribs on request and iPod docking stations.

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