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  Words related to radiation

Related / Similar Words: radiotherapy, radiation therapy, actinotherapy, irradiation, radioactivity, radiation sickness, radiation syndrome

 

Definition:
  • (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance;
  • the act of spreading outward from a central source;
  • a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain;
  • the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats;
  • energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles;
  • the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay;
  • syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and;

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    Hyponyms: phototherapy, radium therapy, Curietherapy, X-ray therapy, bombardment, adaptive radiation, ionizing radiation, cosmic radiation, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation, solar radiation, corpuscular radiation, particulate radiation

     

    Derivational Morphology: radiate, ray, diversify

     

    Anagrams: adoration, tradition

     

    Language Translations:
    Danish: stråling   Finnish: säteily  
    French: radiation   German: Strahlung  
    Hungarian: sugárzás   Italian: radiazione  
    Russian: излучение   Slovene: sevanje  
    Turkish: Radyasyon   Welsh: pelydriad  
     
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