lin·​ac ˈli-ˌnak How to pronounce linac (audio)

Examples of linac in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for instance, got a linac in 2018, but when the National Academies prepared its 2021 report, the device still had not been commissioned. Sarah Scoles, Scientific American, 11 Mar. 2022 Pomper is part of a collaborative group that intends to fix such situations by building a less complicated, expensive or breakable modular linac. Sarah Scoles, Scientific American, 11 Mar. 2022 As part of a worldwide consortium of leading cancer centers, our data is being analyzed to see how MR-linac may help improve outcomes for cancer patients through better tumor imaging and more accurate radiation therapy delivery. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linac was in 1950

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“Linac.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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