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chemoprophylaxis

[kee-moh-proh-fuh-lak-sis, -prof-uh-, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˌproʊ fəˈlæk sɪs, -ˌprɒf ə-, ˌkɛm oʊ-/
noun
1.
prevention of disease by means of chemical agents or drugs or by food nutrients.
Also called chemoprevention
[kee-moh-pri-ven-shuh n] /ˌki moʊ prɪˈvɛn ʃən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; chemo- + prophylaxis
Related forms
chemoprophylactic
[kee-moh-proh-fuh-lak-tik, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˌproʊ fəˈlæk tɪk, ˌkɛm oʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chemoprophylactic

chemoprophylaxis

/ˌkɛməʊˌprəʊfəˈlæksɪs; -ˌprɒfə-/
noun
1.
the prevention of disease using chemical drugs
Derived Forms
chemoprophylactic, adjective
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chemoprophylactic in Medicine

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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