Definitions

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 preventing the development of anything, especially of a disease

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek for abortion; out + to wound, cause mischief to.

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