chemonucleolysis

noun
che·​mo·​nu·​cle·​ol·​y·​sis | \-ˌn(y)ü-klē-ˈäl-ə-səs \
plural chemonucleolyses\ -​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of chemonucleolysis 

: treatment of a slipped disk by the injection of chymopapain to dissolve the displaced nucleus pulposus

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