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GRE Word List

PROPHYLACTIC

used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease

The meaning of the word prophylactic is used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease.

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