Meaning of chemonucleolysis

che•mo•nu•cle•ol•y•sis

Pronunciation: (kē"mō-n"klē-ol'u-sis, -ny"-, kem"ō-), [key]
— n.
  1. treatment for a herniated spinal disk in which chymopapain is injected into the disk to dissolve tissue.
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