chemonucleolysis

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

Medical Definition of chemonucleolysis

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

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“Chemonucleolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chemonucleolysis. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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