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chemoprophylaxis

[ kee-moh-proh-fuh-lak-sis, -prof-uh-, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊˌproʊ fəˈlæk sɪs, -ˌprɒf ə-, ˌkɛm oʊ- /
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noun
prevention of disease by means of chemical agents or drugs or by food nutrients.
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Also called che·mo·pre·ven·tion [kee-moh-pri-ven-shuhn]. /ˌki moʊ prɪˈvɛn ʃən/.

Origin of chemoprophylaxis

First recorded in 1935–40; chemo- + prophylaxis

OTHER WORDS FROM chemoprophylaxis

che·mo·pro·phy·lac·tic [kee-moh-proh-fuh-lak-tik, kem-oh-], /ˌki moʊˌproʊ fəˈlæk tɪk, ˌkɛm oʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chemoprophylaxis

chemoprophylaxis
/ (ˌkɛməʊˌprəʊfəˈlæksɪs, -ˌprɒfə-) /

noun
the prevention of disease using chemical drugs

Derived forms of chemoprophylaxis

chemoprophylactic, adjective
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Medical definitions for chemoprophylaxis

chemoprophylaxis
[ kē′mō-prō′fə-lăksĭs ]

n.
Disease prevention by use of chemicals or drugs.

Other words from chemoprophylaxis

che′mo•pro′phy•lactic (-lăktĭk) n. adj.
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