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adjective \ˈhät\

Medical Definition of hot

hot·terhot·test

  1. 1a:  having a relatively high temperatureb:  capable of giving a sensation of heat or of burning, searing, or scaldingc:  having heat in a degree exceeding normal body heat

  2. 2a:  radioactive; especially :  exhibiting a relatively great amount of radioactivity when subjected to radionuclide scanningb:  dealing with radioactive material





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