brachytherapy

noun
brachy·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌbra-ki-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce brachytherapy (audio) , -ˈthe-rə- \

Definition of brachytherapy

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Another form of brachytherapy involves inserting small metal rods that remain in the prostate for a couple of days while radiation is delivered into the prostate on an inpatient basis. Dr. Jared Heiner, idahostatesman, "New treatment offers relief to prostate cancer patients | Idaho Statesman," 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of brachytherapy

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Brachytherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brachytherapy. Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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brachytherapy

noun
brachy·​ther·​a·​py | \ -ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce brachytherapy (audio) \
plural brachytherapies

Medical Definition of brachytherapy

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

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