che·​mo·​ther·​a·​peu·​tic | \ ˌkē-mō-ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tik \

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 \ adverb

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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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The first known use of chemotherapeutic was in 1907

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che·​mo·​ther·​a·​peu·​tic | \ -ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-ik \
variants: also chemotherapeutical \ -​i-​kəl \

Medical Definition of chemotherapeutic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or used in chemotherapy

Other Words from chemotherapeutic

chemotherapeutically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb


variants: or chemotherapeutical

Medical Definition of chemotherapeutic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an agent used in chemotherapy

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