- the preventing of disease.
- the prevention of a specific disease, as by studying the biological behavior, transmission, etc., of its causative agent and applying a series of measures against it.
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They must be approached by what physicians call prophylaxis—that is, by methods of sanitation and prevention.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
Undoubtedly the most important phase of it is in prophylaxis.
Prophylaxis of the habit is an ethical question that we can scarcely do justice to here.
Long-named organizations exist for moral prophylaxis and for the prevention of cruelty to children and animals.Society|Henry Kalloch Rowe
But, surely, one day science will succeed in doing so; that will be chiefly through prophylaxis and rational hygiene.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916|Olga Metchnikoff