mil·​li·​rem | \ ˈmi-lə-ˌrem How to pronounce millirem (audio) \

Definition of millirem

: one thousandth of a rem

Examples of millirem in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of the most recent tests, the highest dose of internal radiation was calculated at 10 to 20 millirem during the next 50 years from particles within their bodies. Annette Cary, The Seattle Times, "42 Hanford workers contaminated with radiation," 24 Mar. 2018 After the June contamination spread, the highest dose calculated for a worker was 10 millirem over 50 years. Annette Cary, The Seattle Times, "42 Hanford workers contaminated with radiation," 24 Mar. 2018 In comparison, during a flight aboard a commercial airliner from New York City to Los Angeles, you’ll be exposed to 2 millirems. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, "Trinity Site Offers a Rare Chance to Visit Ground Zero of the World’s First Atomic Bomb Explosion," 6 Oct. 2017 Nine workers were tested and found to have inhaled doses of less than 100 millirem of americium-241, according to a DOE enforcement letter of August 2016. Patrick Malone And Peter Cary, idahostatesman, "Unheeded warnings, repeated mistakes put lives at risk at Idaho nuclear lab," 10 Aug. 2017 The scanner peers inside the human body by sweeping a person with a .3 millirem X-ray. Erik Baard, WIRED, "Terror ‘Mules’: Bombs in Bodies," 13 Nov. 2001

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Millirem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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mil·​li·​rem | \ ˈmil-ə-ˌrem How to pronounce millirem (audio) \

Medical Definition of millirem

: one thousandth of a rem abbreviation mrem

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