noun Date: circa 1944 chemical removal of diseased or unwanted tissue • chemosurgical adjective

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  • chemosurgery — [kē΄ōsʉr′jər ē, kem΄ōsʉr′jər ē] n. the removal of diseased tissue or abnormal growths by using chemical substances …   English World dictionary

  • chemosurgery — chemosurgical, adj. /kee moh serr jeuh ree, kem oh /, n. Surg. the use of chemical substances to destroy diseased or unwanted tissue. [1940 45; CHEMO + SURGERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • chemosurgery — noun the selective destruction of diseased or malignant tissue by means of chemical substances; used especially in the treatment of the skin …   Wiktionary

  • chemosurgery — Excision of diseased tissue after it has been fixed in situ by chemical means. Mohs c. a technique for removal of skin tumors with a minimum of normal tissue, by prior necrosis with zinc chlori …   Medical dictionary

  • chemosurgery — n. use of chemicals in place of surgery to destroy diseased tissue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chemosurgery — che·mo·surgery …   English syllables

  • chemosurgery — che•mo•sur•ger•y [[t]ˌki moʊˈsɜr dʒə ri, ˌkɛm oʊ [/t]] n. srg the use of chemical substances to destroy diseased or unwanted tissue • Etymology: 1940–45 che mo•sur′gi•cal, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • chemosurgery — noun use of chemical to destroy diseased or malignant tissue; used in treatment of skin cancer • Hypernyms: ↑operation, ↑surgery, ↑surgical operation, ↑surgical procedure, ↑surgical process * * * chemosurgical, adj. /kee moh serr jeu …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mohs' chemosurgery — mōz , mōs , mō zəz n MOHS TECHNIQUE …   Medical dictionary

  • Mohs chemosurgery surgery (micrographic surgery technique) — (mōz) [Frederic Edward Mohs, American surgeon, 1910–2002] see under chemosurgery and surgery …   Medical dictionary

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