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[kee-moh-proh-fuh-lak-sis, -prof-uh-, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˌproʊ fəˈlæk sɪs, -ˌprɒf ə-, ˌkɛm oʊ-/

prevention of disease by means of chemical agents or drugs or by food nutrients.
/ˌkɛməʊˌprəʊfəˈlæksɪs; -ˌprɒfə-/
the prevention of disease using chemical drugs

chemoprophylaxis che·mo·pro·phy·lax·is (kē’mō-prō’fə-lāk’sĭs, kěm’ō-)
Disease prevention by use of chemicals or drugs.
che’mo·pro’phy·lac’tic (-lāk’tĭk) n. & adj.


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