chemosurgery

noun

che·​mo·​sur·​gery ˌkē-mō-ˈsərj-rē How to pronounce chemosurgery (audio)
-ˈsər-jə-rē
: chemical removal of diseased or unwanted tissue
chemosurgical adjective

Word History

Etymology

chemo- + surgery

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chemosurgery was in 1940

Dictionary Entries Near chemosurgery

Cite this Entry

“Chemosurgery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemosurgery. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

chemosurgery

noun
che·​mo·​sur·​gery -ˈsərj-(ə-)rē How to pronounce chemosurgery (audio)
plural chemosurgeries
: removal by chemical means of diseased or unwanted tissue
chemosurgical adjective
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