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phylactic

[fi-lak-tik] /fɪˈlæk tɪk/
adjective
1.
defending or protecting, especially from disease.
Origin of phylactic
1700-1710
1700-10; < Greek phylaktikós preservative, equivalent to phylakt(ós) guarding (verbid of phylássein to guard) + -ikos -ic. See prophylactic
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