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responsive to chemotherapy

The doctor said it was a chemosensitive cancer.
Word Origin


chemosensitive che·mo·sen·si·tive (kē’mō-sěn’sĭ-tĭv, kěm’ō-)
Capable of perceiving changes in the chemical composition of the environment.


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