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radiotherapy

[rey-dee-oh-ther-uh-pee] /ˌreɪ di oʊˈθɛr ə pi/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
treatment of disease by means of x-rays or of radioactive substances.
Also called radiation therapy.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; radio- + therapy
Related forms
radiotherapist, noun
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Examples for radiotherapy
  • The three main treatment options are surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
  • Security fears spawn ways to treat radiotherapy's downside.
  • Nine days of chemotherapy followed by seven weeks of radiotherapy reduced me to skeleton.
  • Surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments advance constantly.
  • They could be radioactive isotopes designed for highly local radiotherapy.
  • Knowledge of atomic structure can be used for bombs or radiotherapy.
British Dictionary definitions for radiotherapy

radiotherapy

/ˌreɪdɪəʊˈθɛrəpɪ/
noun
1.
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 Compare chemotherapy
Derived Forms
radiotherapeutic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk) adjective
radiotherapeutically, adverb
radiotherapist, noun
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Word Origin and History for radiotherapy
n.

1903, from radio- + therapy.

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radiotherapy in Medicine

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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