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chemonucleolysis

[kee-moh-noo-klee-ol-uh-sis, -nyoo-, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˌnu kliˈɒl ə sɪs, -ˌnyu-, ˌkɛm oʊ-/
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1.
treatment for a herniated spinal disk in which chymopapain is injected into the disk to dissolve tissue.
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chemonucleolysis che·mo·nu·cle·ol·y·sis (kē'mō-nōō'klē-ŏl'ĭ-sĭs, -nyōō'-, kěm'ō-)
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The enzymatic dissolution of the pulpy nucleus by injection of chymopapain, used in the treatment of intervertebral disk lesions.

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