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 and Etymology 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

brachytherapies

  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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