Associations to the word «Agonist»

Wiktionary

AGONIST, noun. Someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon).
AGONIST, noun. The muscle that contracts while the other relaxes.
AGONIST, noun. (biochemistry) A molecule that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction.

Dictionary definition

AGONIST, noun. The principal character in a work of fiction.
AGONIST, noun. Someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon).
AGONIST, noun. A muscle that contracts while another relaxes; "when bending the elbow the biceps are the agonist".
AGONIST, noun. (biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats