chemoprophylaxis

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

Definition of chemoprophylaxis 

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

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chemoprophylactic \-ˈlak-tik \ adjective

First Known Use of chemoprophylaxis

1931, in the meaning defined above

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chemoprophylaxis

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

Medical Definition of chemoprophylaxis 

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

Other words from chemoprophylaxis

chemoprophylactic \-ˈlak-tik \ adjective

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