psychoprophylaxis

[ sahy-koh-proh-fuh-lak-sis, -prof-uh- ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˌproʊ fəˈlæk sɪs, -ˌprɒf ə- /

noun


Nearby words

  1. psychophysics,
  2. psychophysiologic disorder,
  3. psychophysiological,
  4. psychophysiology,
  5. psychopomp,
  6. psychosensory,
  7. psychosexual,
  8. psychosexual development,
  9. psychosexual dysfunction,
  10. psychosis

Origin of psychoprophylaxis

First recorded in 1955–60; psycho- + prophylaxis

Related formspsy·cho·pro·phy·lac·tic [sahy-koh-proh-fuh-lak-tik, -prof-uh-] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌproʊ fəˈlæk tɪk, -ˌprɒf ə-/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for psychoprophylaxis

psychoprophylaxis

/ (ˌsaɪkəʊˌprəʊfɪˈlæksɪs) /

noun

a method of preparing women for natural childbirth by means of special breathing and relaxation
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