chemoprevention

noun
che·mo·pre·ven·tion | \-pri-ˈven(t)-shən \

Definition of chemoprevention 

: the use of chemical agents to prevent or slow the development of cancer

Other Words from chemoprevention

chemopreventive \-ˈven-tiv \ adjective

First Known Use of chemoprevention

1976, in the meaning defined above

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chemoprevention

noun
che·mo·pre·ven·tion | \-pri-ˈven-chən \

Medical Definition of chemoprevention 

: the use of chemical agents to prevent the development of cancer

Other Words from chemoprevention

chemopreventive \-ˈven-tiv \ adjective

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