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prophylactic

Pronunciation: pro'fi-lak'tik

Definition:

  1. Preventing disease; relating to prophylaxis.
  2. An agent that acts to prevent a disease.

Synonym(s): preventive

[G. prophylaktikos; see prophylaxis]

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