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Definition of chemotherapy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chemotherapy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkiːməʊˈθerəpi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkiːmoʊˈθerəpi//
 
(informal chemo) [uncountable] Conventional medicine
 
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the treatment of disease, especially cancer, with the use of chemical substances a course of chemotherapy compare radiation, radiotherapy Wordfinderchemotherapy, cure, disease, drug, injection, medication, osteopathy, palliative, physiotherapy, radiotherapy See related entries: Conventional medicine
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