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epiphylaxis

[ep-uh-fahy-lak-sis, -fi-]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. reinforcement of the defenses of the body against disease.
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Origin of epiphylaxis

< New Latin < Greek epi- epi- + phýlaxis a watching, guarding
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