dosimetry

noun

do·​sim·​e·​try dō-ˈsi-mə-trē How to pronounce dosimetry (audio)
plural dosimetries
: the determination and measurement of the amount or dosage of radiation absorbed by a substance or living organism by means of a dosimeter

Note: Dosimetry is often used to monitor personnel working with radioactive materials or patients receiving radiotherapy.

dosimetric adjective

Examples of dosimetry in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dosimetry was in 1906

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“Dosimetry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dosimetry. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

dosimetry

noun
do·​sim·​e·​try dō-ˈsim-ə-trē How to pronounce dosimetry (audio)
plural dosimetries
: the determination and measurement of the amount or dosage of radiation absorbed by a substance or living organism by means of a dosimeter

Note: Dosimetry is often used to monitor personnel working with radioactive materials or patients receiving radiotherapy.

dosimetric adjective
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