prophylactic: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (prō"fu-lak'tik, prof"u-), [key]
- defending or protecting from disease or infection, as a drug.
- preventive or protective.
- a prophylactic medicine or measure.
- a preventive.
- a device, usually a rubber sheath, used to prevent conception or venereal infection; condom.
- prophylactic (Thesaurus)
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