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phylactic

[ fi-lak-tik ]
/ fɪˈlæk tɪk /
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adjective
defending or protecting, especially from disease.
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Origin of phylactic

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

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