chemoprevention

noun
che·​mo·​pre·​ven·​tion | \ ˌkē-mō-pri-ˈven(t)-shən How to pronounce chemoprevention (audio) \

Definition of chemoprevention

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

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chemopreventive \ ˌkē-​mō-​pri-​ˈven-​tiv How to pronounce chemopreventive (audio) \ 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 How to pronounce chemoprevention (audio) \

Medical Definition of chemoprevention

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

Other Words from chemoprevention

chemopreventive \ -​ˈven-​tiv How to pronounce chemopreventive (audio) \ adjective

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