Meaning of chemotherapy

che•mo•ther•a•py

Pronunciation: (kē"mō-ther'u-pē, kem"ō-), [key]
— n. Med.
  1. the treatment of disease by means of chemicals that have a specific toxic effect upon the disease-producing microorganisms or that selectively destroy cancerous tissue. Cf. pharmacotherapy.
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