[ rey-dee-oh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌreɪ di oʊˈθɛr ə pi /
treatment of disease by means of x-rays or of radioactive substances.
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Also called radiation therapy.
OTHER WORDS FROM radiotherapyra·di·o·ther·a·pist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for radiotherapy
After surgery, the patients all received the standard therapy of chemo, radiotherapy and endocrine therapy.
British Dictionary definitions for radiotherapy
/ (ˌreɪdɪəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /
the treatment of disease, esp cancer, by means of alpha or beta particles emitted from an implanted or ingested radioisotope, or by means of a beam of high-energy radiationCompare chemotherapy
Derived forms of radiotherapyradiotherapeutic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk), adjectiveradiotherapeutically, adverbradiotherapist, noun
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Medical definitions for radiotherapy
[ rā′dē-ō-thĕr′ə-pē ]
Treatment of disease with radiation, especially by selective irradiation with x-rays or other ionizing radiation and by ingestion of radioisotopes.
Other words from radiotherapyra′di•o•ther′a•pist n.
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