radioecology

noun

ra·​dio·​ecol·​o·​gy ˌrā-dē-ō-i-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce radioecology (audio)
: the study of the effects of radiation and radioactive substances on ecological communities

Examples of radioecology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Fomichev and Nosovskyi are already proselytizing for their vision of Slavutych as a nuclear science hub specializing in radiation medicine, radioecology, and the monumental task of decommissioning the Unit 4 reactor, an effort expected to last at least 40 years. Byrichard Stone, science.org, 8 Dec. 2022 In the field of radioecology, which grew substantially after WWII, researchers studied how atoms move through entire ecosystems. Catherine Meyers, Discover Magazine, 17 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radioecology was in 1956

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“Radioecology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radioecology. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

radioecology

noun
ra·​dio·​ecol·​o·​gy ˌrād-ē-ō-i-ˈkäl-ə-jē How to pronounce radioecology (audio)
plural radioecologies
: the study of the effects of radiation and radioactive substances on ecological communities
radioecological adjective
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