[ 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.

Origin of chemosurgery

First recorded in 1940–45; chemo- + surgery

Related forms

che·mo·sur·gi·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for chemosurgery


[ kē′mō-sûrjə-rē ]


Selective destruction of tissue by use of chemicals.

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