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brachytherapy

/ (ˌbrækɪˈθɛrəpɪ) /
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noun
a form of radiotherapy in which sealed sources of radioactive material are inserted temporarily into body cavities or directly into tumours
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Medical 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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