- chemotherapy or a chemotherapy treatment.
Origin of chemo
- a combining form with the meanings “chemical,” “chemically induced,” “chemistry,” used in the formation of compound words: chemotherapy.
Origin of chemo-
Examples from the Web for chemo
“I would sit with her and talk while she was in chemo at UCLA,” he says.Oh Yes, He’s The Great Connector: Jason Hirschhorn’s Expertly Curated World
October 17, 2014
He goes to the hospital practically every day for what he called a quick shot of chemo.Can America’s Favorite Ex-Con Mayor Win Again?
June 22, 2014
Her body was being destroyed by chemo and I became devoted to helping her.Ricki Lake: The ‘Weed the People’ Filmmaker on Why We Should Legalize Marijuana
May 20, 2014
After surgery, the patients all received the standard therapy of chemo, radiotherapy and endocrine therapy.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
April 23, 2014
He points to the IV stand in the corner of the picture, clearly showing it was taken during one of his chemo sessions.When Harry Met Cancer
April 10, 2014
- informal short for chemotherapy
chemi- or before a vowel chem-
- indicating that chemicals or chemical reactions are involvedchemotherapy
Word Origin and History for chemo
before vowels chem-, word-forming element denoting "relation to chemical action or chemicals," from comb. form of chemical (adj.), used to form scientific compound words from c.1900.
- Chemotherapy or a chemotherapeutic treatment.
- Chemicals; chemical:chemotherapy.