chemotherapy [ kee-moh- ther- uh-pee, kem-oh- ] SHOW IPA / ˌki moʊˈθɛr ə pi, ˌkɛm oʊ- / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun Medicine/Medical. the treatment of disease by means of chemicals that have a specific toxic effect upon the disease-producing microorganisms or that selectively destroy cancerous tissue. QUIZZES CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!
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Origin of chemotherapy
First recorded in 1905–10;
therapy OTHER WORDS FROM chemotherapy che·mo·ther·a·pist, noun Words nearby chemotherapy chemosynthetic bacteria
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Example sentences from the Web for chemotherapy British Dictionary definitions for chemotherapy chemotherapy / ( ˌkiːməʊˈθɛrəpɪ, kiːmə-) / noun treatment of disease, esp cancer, by means of chemical agents Compare radiotherapy Derived forms of chemotherapy chemotherapist, noun
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Medical definitions for chemotherapy n. The treatment of cancer using specific chemical agents or drugs that are selectively destructive to malignant cells and tissues. The treatment of disease using chemical agents or drugs that are selectively toxic to the causative agent of the disease, such as a virus or other microorganism. Other words from chemotherapy che′mo•ther′a•peu ( ′tic -pyōō) ′tĭk adj. che′mo•ther ′a•pist n.
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Scientific definitions for chemotherapy The treatment of disease, especially cancer, using drugs that are destructive to malignant cells and tissues. The treatment of disease using chemical agents or drugs that are selectively toxic to the causative agent of the disease, such as a microorganism.
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Cultural definitions for chemotherapy chemotherapy [ (kee-moh- ther-uh-pee) ]
The treatment of disease with chemicals. The term
chemotherapy often refers to a kind of treatment for cancer in which chemicals are administered to destroy cancer cells. notes for chemotherapy
There are often side effects to chemotherapy, a common one being the temporary loss of hair.
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