phylactic

[ fi-lak-tik ]
/ fɪˈlæk tɪk /

adjective

defending or protecting, especially from disease.

Nearby words

  1. phyl-,
  2. phyla,
  3. phylacteric,
  4. phylacteries,
  5. phylactery,
  6. phylakopi,
  7. phylaxis,
  8. phyle,
  9. phyletic,
  10. phyletics

Origin of phylactic

1700–10; < Greek phylaktikós preservative, equivalent to phylakt(ós) guarding (verbid of phylássein to guard) + -ikos -ic. See prophylactic

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019