replacement therapy

noun
|Updated on: 31 Jul 2018

Definition of replacement therapy

: therapy involving the supply of a substance (such as a hormone or nutrient) lacking in or lost from the body — compare estrogen replacement therapy, hormone replacement therapy

Recent Examples of replacement therapy from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'replacement therapy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of replacement therapy

1902

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

replacement therapy

noun re·place·ment therapy \ ri-ˈplā-smənt- \

medical Definition of replacement therapy

: therapy involving the supplying of something (as nutrients or blood) lacking from or lost to the system — see estrogen replacement therapy, hormone replacement therapy

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up replacement therapy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

very hard to disturb or upset

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet-pasta-spelling-help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!