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epiphylaxis

[ep-uh-fahy-lak-sis, -fi-] /ˌɛp ə faɪˈlæk sɪs, -fɪ-/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
reinforcement of the defenses of the body against disease.
Origin of epiphylaxis
< New Latin < Greek epi- epi- + phýlaxis a watching, guarding
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