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chemotherapy  (ˌkiːməʊˈθɛrəpɪ ; kiːmə-) 



  1. treatment of disease, esp cancer, by means of chemical agents Compare radiotherapy

Derived Forms

ˌchemoˈtherapist  noun

Translations for 'chemotherapy'

  • British English: chemotherapy Chemotherapy is the treatment of disease using chemicals. It is often used in treating cancer. NOUNHe had been undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: quimioterapia
  • Chinese: 化疗化疗療
  • European Spanish: quimioterapia
  • French: chimiothérapie
  • German: Chemotherapie
  • Italian: chemioterapia
  • Japanese: 化学療法
  • Korean: 화학 요법
  • Portuguese: quimioterapia
  • Spanish: quimioterapia

Example Sentences Including 'chemotherapy'

Between a book on chemotherapy and another on neurophysiological disorders, she came upon an old, well-thumbed prayer book.
Stewart, Michael Grace
The main treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia is chemotherapy.
Isabel Wolff RESCUING ROSE (2002)
Even if it was negative, Sykes would recommend chemotherapy and Ellen was in for a few long, miserable months.
Wood, Bari Doll's Eyes


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