What does anaphylactic mean?

anaphylactic meaning in General Dictionary

of or regarding anaphylaxis caused by anaphylaxis

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  • associated with the hypersensitivity referred to as anaphylaxis

anaphylactic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1905, with -ic + medical Latin noun anaphylaxis "exaggerated susceptibility," from French anaphylaxie (1902), from Greek ana- (see ana-) + phylaxis "watching, guarding" (compare prophylactic). Anaphylactic shock is attested by 1916.