immunoprophylaxis

noun
im·mu·no·pro·phy·lax·is | \-ˌprō-fə-ˈlak-səs also -ˌpräf-ə-\
plural immunoprophylaxes\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of immunoprophylaxis 

: the prevention of disease by the production of active or passive immunity

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