ra·dio·log·i·cal | \ˌrā-dē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \
variants: or radiologic \ˌrā-dē-ə-ˈlä-jik \

Definition of radiological 

1 : of or relating to radiology

2 : of or relating to nuclear radiation

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Other Words from radiological

radiologically \ˌrā-dē-ə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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The bride’s father is a radiological technician for California State Hospital in Los Angeles. New York Times, "She Found Her Leading Man Backstage," 30 June 2018 The soil at Parcel A, which was never the site of radiological operations during the Navy’s tenure, has never been tested. J.k. Dineen,, "Building paused as questions linger over contamination at SF’s Hunters Point," 28 June 2018 The Atomic Energy Act gives the federal commission the power to oversee all matters of radiological safety, the government argued, so the state cannot ban mining over its fear of radiation hazards. Washington Post, "U.S. high court to take up issue of whether Virginia can ban a uranium mine," 21 May 2018 The team specializes in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents. Katy Moeller, idahostatesman, "National Guard hazmat experts tapped after 2 in Emmett sickened by unknown substance | Idaho Statesman," 18 May 2018 But even Republicans in the state and on the Hill long complained that radiological leaks at the site could contaminate water supplies and that moving the material to the site could expose citizens to radiation should an accident occur. Jeremy Dillon, The Seattle Times, "Yucca Mountain crusader wins House vote on nuclear-waste site," 12 May 2018 Many papers have dealt with reconstruction of the radiation dose received during radiological accidents. Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, "A single jawbone has revealed just how much radiation Hiroshima bomb victims absorbed," 2 May 2018 The land was home to barracks and not used for the radiological testing or other industrial uses that spread contaminants across other parts of the facility, according the Navy. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, "Possible toxic dirt taints SF Shipyard neighborhood dream for some," 29 Apr. 2018 Russia’s Nebenzia said experts from Russia’s military radiological, biological, chemical unit went to Douma after the purported attack and found no chemical substances on the ground, no dead bodies, and no poisoned people in the hospitals. Washington Post, "Tensions rachet up as Israel blamed for Syria missile strike," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of radiological

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of radiological was in 1905

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ra·dio·log·i·cal | \ˌrād-ē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl \
variants: or radiologic \-ik \

Medical Definition of radiological 

1 : of or relating to radiology radiological treatment

2 : of or relating to especially nuclear radiation radiological physics specifically : producing or capable of producing casualties by nuclear radiation radiological hazards

Other Words from radiological

radiologically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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