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

chemoprophylactic

play \-ˈlak-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of chemoprophylaxis

1931

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chemoprophylaxis

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

medical Definition of chemoprophylaxis

plural chemoprophylaxes play \-ˌsēz\
: the prevention of infectious disease by the use of chemical agents

chemoprophylactic

play \-ˈlak-tik\ adjective

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