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1. affording protection.
2. an agent that provides defense against harmful influences; called also screen.
protectant/pro·tec·tant/ (pro-tek´tant) protective.
1. affording defense or immunity.
2. an agent affording defense against harmful influence.
a preparation that given orally provides a protective coating for the intestinal mucosa, and absorbs bacteria and toxins. Kaolin, pectin and activated charcoal are commonly used for this purpose.