Dictionary

radiation sickness

noun

medical : an illness that results from exposure to too much radiation

Full Definition of RADIATION SICKNESS

:  sickness that results from exposure to radiation and is commonly marked by fatigue, nausea, vomiting, loss of teeth and hair, and in more severe cases by damage to blood-forming tissue with decrease in red and white blood cells and with bleeding
ADVERTISEMENT

First Known Use of RADIATION SICKNESS

1924
Medical Dictionary

radiation sickness

noun

Medical Definition of RADIATION SICKNESS

:  sickness that results from exposure to radiation and is commonly marked by fatigue, nausea, vomiting, loss of teeth and hair, and in more severe cases by damage to blood-forming tissue with decrease in red and white blood cells and with bleeding

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: radiation therapyPrevious Word in the Dictionary: radiation resistanceAll Words Near: radiation sickness
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears