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.

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Origin of chemosurgery

First recorded in 1940–45; chemo- + surgery

OTHER WORDS FROM chemosurgery

che·mo·sur·gi·cal, adjective
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Medical definitions for chemosurgery

chemosurgery
[ kē′mō-sûrjə-rē ]

n.

Selective destruction of tissue by use of chemicals.
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