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  • phylactic — phy·lac·tic fi lak tik adj serving to protect esp. against disease <phylactic treatments> …   Medical dictionary

  • phylactic — fə̇ˈlaktik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek phylaktikos preservative, from phylassein to guard, preserve, from phylak , phylax guard : of or relating to defense : counteractive phylactic power against infection …   Useful english dictionary

  • phylactic — /fi lak tik/, adj. defending or protecting, esp. from disease. [1700 10; < Gk phylaktikós preservative, equiv. to phylakt(ós) guarding (verbid of phylássein to guard) + ikos IC. See PROPHYLACTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • phylactic —   a. defending against disease …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Ancient Egyptian medicine — refers to the practices of healing common in Ancient Egypt from circa 3300 BC until the Persian invasion of 525 BC. This medicine was highly advanced for the time, and included simple, non invasive surgery, setting of bones and an extensive set… …   Wikipedia

  • Pandanus — Taxobox name = Pandanus image width = 240px image caption = Fruit of Pandanus utilis regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Pandanales familia = Pandanaceae genus = Pandanus genus authority = Parkinson subdivision… …   Wikipedia

  • apophylaxis — Obsolete term for a diminution of the phylactic power of the body fluids, as sometimes observed in the negative phase of therapy with immunizing agents …   Medical dictionary

  • cryophylactic — SYN: crymophylactic. * * * cryo·phy·lac·tic (kri″o fə lakґtik) [cryo + phylactic] resistant to very low temperatures; said of bacteria …   Medical dictionary

  • phylaxis — Protection against infection. [G. a guarding, protection] * * * phy·lax·is (fə lakґsis) [Gr. “a guarding”] protection against infection; the bodily defense against infection. phylactic adj …   Medical dictionary

  • pyophylactic — pyo·phy·lac·tic (pi″o fi lakґtik) [pyo + phylactic] serving as a defense against purulent infection …   Medical dictionary

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