Medical Definition of Phylaxis
1. Protection against infection. Origin: G. A guarding, protection (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phylaxis
Literary usage of Phylaxis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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, ..."