Definition of Phylaxis

1. an inhibiting of infection by the body [n -AXISES]



Medical Definition of Phylaxis

1. Protection against infection. Origin: G. A guarding, protection (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phylaxis

phylacteries
phylacters
phylactery
phylactocarp
phylactocarps
phylactolaemata
phylactolaematous
phylactolemata
phylae
phylanthropy
phylar
phylarch
phylarchs
phylarchy
phylax
phylaxis (current term)
phylaxises
phyle
phyles
phyleses
phylesis
phylesises
phyletic
phyletic shift
phyletically
phyletics
phylic
phyllanthocin
phyllaries
phyllary

Literary usage of Phylaxis

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1. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1920)
"In a preventive inoculation, a normal phylaxis is reinforced by the ... In therapeutic inoculation, if either epi-phylaxis or kata-phylaxis fail, ..."

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