UVB

noun
\ ˌyü-(ˌ)vē-ˈbē How to pronounce UVB (audio) \

Definition of UVB

: radiation that is in the region of the ultraviolet spectrum which extends from about 280 to 320 nm in wavelength and that is primarily responsible for sunburn, aging of the skin, and the development of skin cancer

First Known Use of UVB

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“UVB.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/UVB. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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UVB

noun
\ -ˈbē How to pronounce UVB (audio) \

Medical Definition of UVB

: radiation that is in the region of the ultraviolet spectrum which extends from about 280 to 320 nm in wavelength and that is primarily responsible for sunburn, aging of the skin, and the development of skin cancer

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