brachytherapy

/ (ˌbrækɪˈθɛrəpɪ) /

noun

a form of radiotherapy in which sealed sources of radioactive material are inserted temporarily into body cavities or directly into tumours

Nearby words

  1. brachyphalangia,
  2. brachypterous,
  3. brachystomatous,
  4. brachysyndactyly,
  5. brachytelephalangia,
  6. brachyuran,
  7. brachyurous,
  8. bracing,
  9. bracingly,
  10. braciola

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Medicine definitions for brachytherapy

brachytherapy

[ brăk′ē-thĕrə-pē ]

n.

Radiotherapy in which the source of irradiation is placed close to the surface of the body or within a body cavity.

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