Irritancy



[ir-i-tnt] /ˈɪr ɪ tnt/

adjective
1.
tending to cause ; .
noun
2.
anything that .
3.
Physiology, Pathology. a biological, chemical, or physical agent that stimulates a characteristic function or elicits a response, especially an inflammatory response.
/ˈɪrɪtənt/
adjective
1.
causing irritation; irritating
noun
2.
something irritant
adj.

1630s, from Latin irritantem (nominative irritans), present participle of irritare (see irritate). As a noun, from 1802.

irritant ir·ri·tant (ĭr’ĭ-tənt)
adj.
Causing irritation, especially physical irritation. n.
A source of irritation.

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