Friday, 4 March 2016

prophylactic: Word of the day for March 4, 2016

prophylactic , n :
A medicine which preserves or defends against disease; a preventive. (US) Specifically, a prophylactic condom. (figuratively) Any device or mechanism intended to prevent harmful consequences. Julius Fromm, the inventor of a process for making condoms from liquified rubber, was born on this day in 1883.

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