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anergy

[an-er-jee] /ˈæn ər dʒi/
noun
1.
Pathology. deficiency of energy.
2.
Immunology. lack of immunity to an antigen.
Origin
< New Latin anergia. See an-1, ergo-1, -y3
Related forms
anergic
[a-nur-jik, an-er-] /æˈnɜr dʒɪk, ˈæn ər-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • So, the energy leakage into the smaller-scale continuum is precisely offset by the anergy inflow from the larger-scale continuum.
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anergy

/ˈænədʒɪ/
noun
1.
lack of energy
2.
(immunol) diminution or lack of immunity to an antigen
Derived Forms
anergic (æˈnɜːdʒɪk) adjective
Word Origin
from New Latin anergia, from an- + Greek ergon work
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anergy in Medicine

anergy an·er·gy (ān'ər-jē)
n.
Absence of sensitivity to substances that would normally elicit an antigenic response.


an·er'gic (ā-nûr'jĭk, ān'ər-) adj.
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