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chemoprophylaxis

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noun che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is \-ˌprō-fə-ˈlak-səs also -ˌprä-fə-\

Definition of chemoprophylaxis

  1. :  the prevention of infectious disease by the use of chemical agents

chemoprophylactic

play \-ˈlak-tik\ adjective


1936

First Known Use of chemoprophylaxis

1936


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chemoprophylaxis

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noun che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is \-ˌprō-fə-ˈlak-səs also -ˌpräf-ə-\

Medical Definition of chemoprophylaxis

plural

chemoprophylaxes

\-ˌsēz\play
  1. :  the prevention of infectious disease by the use of chemical agents

chemoprophylactic

\-ˈlak-tik\play adjective



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