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prophylactic

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adjective pro·phy·lac·tic \ˌprō-fə-ˈlak-tik also ˌpräf-ə-\

Medical Definition of prophylactic

  1. 1:  guarding from or preventing the spread or occurrence of disease or infection <prophylactic therapy>

  2. 2:  tending to prevent or ward off :  preventive

prophylactically \-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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prophylactic

noun pro·phy·lac·tic

Medical Definition of prophylactic

  1. :  something (as a medicinal preparation) that is prophylactic; especially :  a device and especially a condom for preventing venereal infection or conception





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