radio therapy

radiotherapy

[rey-dee-oh-ther-uh-pee]
noun Medicine/Medical.
treatment of disease by means of x-rays or of radioactive substances.
Also called radiation therapy.


Origin:
1900–05; radio- + therapy

radiotherapist, noun
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radiotherapy (ˌreɪdɪəʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
 
n
Compare chemotherapy the treatment of disease, esp cancer, by means of alpha or beta particles emitted from an implanted or ingested radioisotope, or by means of a beam of high-energy radiation
 
radiotherapeutic
 
adj
 
radiothera'peutically
 
adv
 
radio'therapist
 
n

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radiotherapy ra·di·o·ther·a·py (rā'dē-ō-thěr'ə-pē)
n.
Treatment of disease with radiation, especially by selective irradiation with x-rays or other ionizing radiation and by ingestion of radioisotopes.


ra'di·o·ther'a·pist n.
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