chemoprophylaxis


che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is

noun \-ˌprō-fə-ˈlak-səs also -ˌprä-fə-\

Definition of CHEMOPROPHYLAXIS

:  the prevention of infectious disease by the use of chemical agents
che·mo·pro·phy·lac·tic \-ˈlak-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of CHEMOPROPHYLAXIS

1936

che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is

noun \-ˌprō-fə-ˈlak-səs also -ˌpräf-ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural che·mo·pro·phy·lax·es \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of CHEMOPROPHYLAXIS

: the prevention of infectious disease by the use of chemical agents
che·mo·pro·phy·lac·tic \-ˈlak-tik\ adjective

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