chemosurgery

[ kee-moh-sur-juh-ree, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊˈsɜr dʒə ri, ˌkɛm oʊ- /

noun Surgery.

the use of chemical substances to destroy diseased or unwanted tissue.

Nearby words

  1. chemosmosis,
  2. chemosphere,
  3. chemostat,
  4. chemosterilant,
  5. chemosterilize,
  6. chemosynthesis,
  7. chemosynthetic bacteria,
  8. chemotactic,
  9. chemotaxis,
  10. chemotaxonomy

Origin of chemosurgery

First recorded in 1940–45; chemo- + surgery

Related formsche·mo·sur·gi·cal, adjective

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Medicine definitions for chemosurgery

chemosurgery

[ kē′mō-sûrjə-rē ]

n.

Selective destruction of tissue by use of chemicals.

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