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immunoprophylaxis

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noun im·mu·no·pro·phy·lax·is \-ˌprō-fə-ˈlak-səs also -ˌpräf-ə-\

Medical Definition of immunoprophylaxis

plural immunoprophylaxes \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  the prevention of disease by the production of active or passive immunity

immunoprophylactic \-ˈlak-tik\play adjective



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