a combining form with the meanings “chemical,” “chemically induced,” “chemistry,” used in the formation of compound words: chemotherapy.
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British Dictionary definitions for chemo-
chemi- or before a vowel chem-
indicating that chemicals or chemical reactions are involvedchemotherapy
Word Origin for chemo-
New Latin, from Late Greek khēmeia; see alchemy
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Medicine definitions for chemo-
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