radiobiology

noun

ra·​dio·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy ˌrā-dē-ō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce radiobiology (audio)
: a branch of biology dealing with the effects of radiation or radioactive materials on biological systems
radiobiological adjective
or less commonly radiobiologic
radiobiologist noun

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of radiobiology was in 1919

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“Radiobiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiobiology. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

radiobiology

noun
ra·​dio·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy ˌrād-ē-ō-bī-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce radiobiology (audio)
plural radiobiologies
: a branch of biology dealing with the effects of radiation or radioactive materials on biological systems
radiobiological adjective
also radiobiologic
radiobiologically adverb

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