chemopreventive etymology

English word chemopreventive comes from English preventive, English chemo- (Relating to or using chemicals or chemistry.)

Detailed word origin of chemopreventive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
preventive English (eng) (dated) A thing that prevents, hinders, or acts as an obstacle to.. (nonstandard) A thing that slows the development of an illness.. A contraceptive, especially a condom. (obsolete) Going before; preceding.. Carried out to deter military aggression.. Preventing, hindering, or acting as an obstacle to.. Slowing the development of an illness; prophylactic.
chemo- English (eng) Relating to or using chemicals or chemistry.
chemopreventive English (eng) Of, or relating to chemoprevention A food supplement etc used for chemoprevention.

Words with the same origin as chemopreventive

Descendants of chemo-
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