chemotherapeutic

adjective
che·​mo·​ther·​a·​peu·​tic | \ ˌkē-mō-ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tik How to pronounce chemotherapeutic (audio) \

Definition of chemotherapeutic

: of, relating to, or used in chemotherapy

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Other Words from chemotherapeutic

chemotherapeutic noun
chemotherapeutically \ ˌkē-​mō-​ˌther-​ə-​ˈpyü-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce chemotherapeutically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of chemotherapeutic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's often treated with cryotherapy, a topical chemotherapeutic agent, or photodynamic therapy. Isadora Baum, Allure, "How to Avoid Chapped Lips This Winter, According to Dermatologists," 11 Dec. 2019 In one procession are the discoverers and synthesizers of various antibiotics for infections, chemotherapeutic agents for cancers, corticosteroids for lupus, and the like. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies," 15 July 2019 Additionally, there are few chemotherapeutic drugs that have any impact on the tumor. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Could green sponge found near Alaska hold key to curing pancreatic cancer?," 26 July 2017

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First Known Use of chemotherapeutic

1907, in the meaning defined above

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24 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Chemotherapeutic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemotherapeutic. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for chemotherapeutic

chemotherapeutic

adjective
che·​mo·​ther·​a·​peu·​tic | \ -ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-ik How to pronounce chemotherapeutic (audio) \
variants: also chemotherapeutical \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce chemotherapeutical (audio) \

Medical Definition of chemotherapeutic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or used in chemotherapy

Other Words from chemotherapeutic

chemotherapeutically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce chemotherapeutically (audio) \ adverb

chemotherapeutic

noun
variants: or chemotherapeutical

Medical Definition of chemotherapeutic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an agent used in chemotherapy

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