noun \-ˈlak-səs\
plural pro·phy·lax·es \-ˈlak-ˌsēz\

Definition of PROPHYLAXIS

: measures designed to preserve health and prevent the spread of disease : protective or preventive treatment <prophylaxis against viral diseases> <a paste containing fluorine for dental prophylaxis>

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