hypo-allergenic

hypoallergenic

[hahy-poh-al-er-jen-ik]
adjective
designed to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response, as by containing relatively few or no potentially irritating substances: hypoallergenic cosmetics.
Also, hypo-allergenic.


Origin:
1950–55; hypo- + allergenic

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hypoallergenic (ˈhaɪpəʊˌæləˈdʒɛnɪk)
 
adj
(of cosmetics, earrings, etc) not likely to cause an allergic reaction

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hypoallergenic hy·po·al·ler·gen·ic (hī'pō-āl'ər-jěn'ĭk)
adj.
Having a decreased tendency to provoke an allergic reaction.

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