Meaning of chemoprophylaxis

che•mo•pro•phy•lax•is

Pronunciation: (kē"mō-prō"fu-lak'sis, -prof"u-, kem"ō-), [key]
— n.
  1. prevention of disease by means of chemical agents or drugs or by food nutrients. Also called
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