[[t]ˌreɪ di oʊˈθɛr ə pi[/t]] n.
med the treatment of disease by means of x-rays or radioactive substances
Also called radiation therapy.
Etymology: 1900–05 ra`di•o•ther′a•pist, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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