Definition of chemotherapeutics in English:

chemotherapeutics

noun

Medicine
  • The study, development, and use of specific chemical agents for the treatment of disease; the chemotherapeutic properties of a chemical agent or drug.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From chemotherapeutic: see -ic.

Pronunciation

chemotherapeutics

/ˌkɛmə(ʊ)ˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪks//ˌkiːmə(ʊ)ˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪks/