chemoprophylaxis

noun
che·​mo·​pro·​phy·​lax·​is | \ ˌkē-mō-ˌprō-fə-ˈlak-səs also -ˌprä-fə- How to pronounce chemoprophylaxis (audio) \

Definition of chemoprophylaxis

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

Other Words from chemoprophylaxis

chemoprophylactic \ ˌkē-​mō-​prō-​fə-​ˈlak-​tik How to pronounce chemoprophylactic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of chemoprophylaxis

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chemoprophylaxis was in 1931

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chemoprophylaxis

noun
che·​mo·​pro·​phy·​lax·​is | \ -ˌprō-fə-ˈlak-səs also -ˌpräf-ə-\
plural chemoprophylaxes\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce chemoprophylaxes (audio) \

Medical Definition of chemoprophylaxis

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

Other Words from chemoprophylaxis

chemoprophylactic \ -​ˈlak-​tik How to pronounce chemoprophylactic (audio) \ adjective

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