1. a combining form with the meanings “chemical,” “chemically induced,” “chemistry,” used in the formation of compound words: chemotherapy.

combining form

  1. indicating that chemicals or chemical reactions are involvedchemotherapy

before vowels chem-, word-forming element denoting “relation to chemical action or chemicals,” from comb. form of chemical (adj.), used to form scientific compound words from c.1900.


  1. Chemicals; chemical:chemotherapy.
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