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Meaning of PROPHYLAXIS

Pronunciation:  `prowfu'laksis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the prevention of disease
 

PROPHYLAXIS is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: bar, prevention

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Proph`y*lax"is\, n. [NL. See {Prophylactic}.]
(Med.)
The art of preserving from, or of preventing, disease; the
observance of the rules necessary for the preservation of
health; preservative or preventive treatment.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: An attempt to prevent disease.
 

 

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