chemo-


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chemo-

or chemi- or chem-
pref.
Chemicals; chemical: chemotherapy.

[From chemical.]

chemo-

,

chemi-

or before a vowel

chem-

combining form
(Chemistry) indicating that chemicals or chemical reactions are involved: chemotherapy.
[New Latin, from Late Greek khēmeia; see alchemy]
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Both patients underwent radical surgery followed by chemo- and/or radiotherapy.
The patient underwent chemo- and radiotherapy for 3 days, but died of aspiration pneumonia.
Her prognosis was very poor and despite radical surgery and postoperative chemo- and radiotherapy, she died of complications.