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

First Known Use of brachytherapy

1954, in the meaning defined above

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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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