[kee-moh-sur-juh-ree, kem-oh-]

noun Surgery.

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

Origin of chemosurgery

First recorded in 1940–45; chemo- + surgery
Related formsche·mo·sur·gi·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

chemosurgery in Medicine




Selective destruction of tissue by use of chemicals.
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