chemotherapy

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chemo- +‎ -therapy

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chemotherapy (countable and uncountable, plural chemotherapies)

  1. (medicine) Any chemical treatment intended to be therapeutic with respect to a disease state.
  2. (oncology, most common usage) chemical treatment to kill or halt the replication and/or spread of cancerous cells in a patient.

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