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cross-tolerance

[kraws-tol-er-uh ns, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈtɒl ər əns, ˈkrɒs-/
noun, Physiology
1.
the resistance to one or more effects of a substance because of tolerance to a pharmacologically similar substance:
a cross-tolerance of some alcoholics to anesthetics.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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