chemo

[ kee-moh, kem-oh ]
/ ˈki moʊ, ˈkɛm oʊ /

noun, plural che·mos.Informal.

chemotherapy or a chemotherapy treatment.

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Origin of chemo

By shortening; see -o

Definition for chemo (2 of 2)

chemo-

a combining form with the meanings “chemical,” “chemically induced,” “chemistry,” used in the formation of compound words: chemotherapy.
Also especially before elements of Latin origin, chemi-. Also especially before a vowel, chem-.

Origin of chemo-

chem-, extracted from chemical or chemistry + -o- or -i-
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British Dictionary definitions for chemo (1 of 2)

chemo
/ (ˈkiːməʊ) /

noun

informal short for chemotherapy

British Dictionary definitions for chemo (2 of 2)

chemo-

chemi- or before a vowel chem-


combining form

indicating that chemicals or chemical reactions are involvedchemotherapy

Word Origin for chemo-

New Latin, from Late Greek khēmeia; see alchemy
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Medical definitions for chemo (1 of 2)

chemo
[ kēmō ]

n.

Chemotherapy or a chemotherapeutic treatment.

Medical definitions for chemo (2 of 2)

chemo-

pref.

Chemicals; chemical:chemotherapy.
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