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reactor

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noun re·ac·tor \rē-ˈak-tər\

Medical Definition of reactor

  1. 1:  one that reacts: asa:  a chemical reagentb:  an individual reacting to a stimulusc:  an individual reacting positively to a foreign substance (as in a test for disease) <reactors to tuberculin>

  2. 2a:  a piece of equipment in which a chemical reaction and especially an industrial chemical reaction is carried outb:  a device for the controlled release of nuclear energy (as for producing heat)





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