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chemotherapy

noun che·mo·ther·a·py \-ˈther-ə-pē\

medical : the use of chemicals to treat or control a disease (such as cancer)

Full Definition of CHEMOTHERAPY

:  the use of chemical agents in the treatment or control of disease (as cancer) or mental illness
che·mo·ther·a·pist \-pist\ noun

Origin of CHEMOTHERAPY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1910

chemotherapy

noun che·mo·ther·a·py \-ˈther-ə-pē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural che·mo·ther·a·pies

Medical Definition of CHEMOTHERAPY

:  the use of chemical agents in the treatment or control of disease or mental disorder

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