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prophylactic

adjective uk   /ˌprɒf.ɪˈlæk.tɪk/  us   /ˌprɑː.fɪ-/ specialized
preventing disease: Some dentists are convinced that the addition of fluoride in water is ineffective as a prophylactic treatment.

prophylactic

noun [C] uk   /ˌprɒf.ɪˈlæk.tɪk/  us   /ˌprɑː.fɪ-/
specialized medical something that is intended to prevent disease mainly US a condom
Translations of “prophylactic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 預防(性)的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预防(性)的…
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