chemo prophylaxis

chemoprophylaxis

[kee-moh-proh-fuh-lak-sis, -prof-uh-, kem-oh-]
noun
prevention of disease by means of chemical agents or drugs or by food nutrients.
Also called chemoprevention [kee-moh-pri-ven-shuhn] .


Origin:
1935–40; chemo- + prophylaxis

chemoprophylactic [kee-moh-proh-fuh-lak-tik, kem-oh-] , adjective
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chemoprophylaxis (ˌkɛməʊˌprəʊfəˈlæksɪs, -ˌprɒfə-)
 
n
the prevention of disease using chemical drugs
 
chemoprophy'lactic
 
adj

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chemoprophylaxis che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is (kē'mō-prō'fə-lāk'sĭs, kěm'ō-)
n.
Disease prevention by use of chemicals or drugs.


che'mo·pro'phy·lac'tic (-lāk'tĭk) n. & adj.
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