dosimetry

noun
do·​sim·​e·​try | \ dō-ˈsi-mə-trē How to pronounce dosimetry (audio) \
plural dosimetries

Definition of dosimetry

: 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.

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Other Words from dosimetry

dosimetric \ ˌdō-​sə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce dosimetry (audio) \ adjective

Examples of dosimetry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deep space vehicles, NASA said, will sport protective shielding, dosimetry and alerts. Katie Hunt, CNN, 25 Sep. 2020 Stanton recalls that it was shown to them by Dave Georgeson, BEA’s lead dosimetrist, and Laurie Kornacki, an internal dosimetry manager, on Dec. 14, 2011, five weeks after the accident. Patrick Malone And Peter Cary, idahostatesman, 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of dosimetry

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 Jun. 2021.

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dosimetry

noun
do·​sim·​e·​try | \ dō-ˈsim-ə-trē How to pronounce dosimetry (audio) \
plural dosimetries

Medical Definition of dosimetry

: 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.

Other Words from dosimetry

dosimetric \ ˌdō-​sə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce dosimetry (audio) \ adjective

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