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pro•phy•lac•tic



Pronunciation: (prō"fu-lak'tik, prof"u-), [key]
adj.
1. defending or protecting from disease or infection, as a drug.
2. preventive or protective.

n.
1. Med.a prophylactic medicine or measure.
2. a preventive.
3. a device, usually a rubber sheath, used to prevent conception or venereal infection; condom.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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