Prophylactical
Prophylactic Proph`y*lac"tic, Prophylactical Proph`y*lac"tic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to guard against; ? before + ? to guard: cf. F. prophylactique.] (Med.) Defending or preserving from disease; preventive. --Coxe. [1913 Webster]

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  • Prophylactic — Proph y*lac tic, Prophylactical Proph y*lac tic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to guard against; ? before + ? to guard: cf. F. prophylactique.] (Med.) Defending or preserving from disease; preventive. Coxe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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