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radical

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adjective rad·i·cal \ˈrad-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of radical

  1. 1:  designed to remove the root of a disease or all diseased tissue <radical surgery>

  2. 2:  involving complete removal of an organ <radical prostatectomy>—compare conservative

radically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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radical

noun rad·i·cal

Medical Definition of radical

  1. :  free radical; also :  a group of atoms bonded together that is considered an entity in various kinds of reactions





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