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brachytherapy

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noun brachy·ther·a·py \ˌbra-ki-ˈther-ə-pē, -ˈthe-rə-\

Definition of brachytherapy

  1. :  radiotherapy in which the source of radiation is placed (as by implantation) in or close to the area being treated



Origin of brachytherapy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1954


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brachytherapy

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noun brachy·ther·a·py \-ˈther-ə-pē\

Medical Definition of brachytherapy

plural brachy·ther·a·pies

  1. :  radiotherapy in which the source of radiation is placed (as by implantation) in or close to the area being treated




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