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 (kē′mō-prĭ-vĕn′shən, kĕm′ō-)
The use of chemical agents, drugs, or food supplements to prevent the development of cancer.

che′mo·pre·ven′tive adj. & n.


(Medicine) the prevention of disease, esp cancer, by means of chemical agents
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