January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1878
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A definition of the term "repellent" is presented. It refers to an agent that repels noxious organisms such as insects and mites. Repellents may be applied to the surface of the body as a liquid or spray. They may be used to impregnate clothing also.


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