from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The treatment of cancer using specific chemical agents or drugs that are selectively destructive to malignant cells and tissues.
- n. The treatment of disease using chemical agents or drugs that are selectively toxic to the causative agent of the disease, such as a virus, bacterium, or other microorganism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any chemical treatment intended to be therapeutic with respect to a disease state.
- n. chemical treatment to kill or halt the replication and/or spread of cancerous cells in a patient.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness); -- also used especially in reference to the use of chemicals to treat cancer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)
chemo- + therapy (Wiktionary)