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chemotherapy (ˌkiːməʊˈθɛrəpɪ Pronunciation for chemotherapy ; 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
Even if it was negative, Sykes would recommend chemotherapy and Ellen was in for a few long, miserable months.
Wood, Bari Doll's Eyes
The main treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia is chemotherapy.
Isabel Wolff RESCUING ROSE (2002)


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