from The Century Dictionary.
- In medicine, preventing the development or causing the abortion of a disease.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Med.) Having a tendency to prevent the development of anything, especially of a disease.
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- adjective medicine
preventingthe developmentof anything, especially of a disease
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Ancient Greek for abortion; out + to wound, cause mischief to.
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