|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|1.||protecting from or preventing disease|
|2.||protective or preventive|
|3.||a prophylactic drug or device, esp a condom|
|[C16: via French from Greek prophulaktikos, from prophulassein to guard by taking advance measures, from |
prophylactic pro·phy·lac·tic (prō'fə-lāk'tĭk, prŏf'ə-)
A prophylactic agent, device, or measure, such as a vaccine or drug.
A contraceptive device, especially a condom.