radiological

adjective

ra·​dio·​log·​i·​cal ˌrā-dē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce radiological (audio)
variants or radiologic
1
: of or relating to radiology
2
: of or relating to nuclear radiation
radiologically adverb

Examples of radiological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elsewhere in such a forest, trees might be devoted to reggaetón music, or to code that runs Web sites for comic-book fans, or to radiological images of tumors in lungs. Jaron Lanier, The New Yorker, 1 Mar. 2024 The group noted that Dukes had been a civil engineer who had worked in Iraq with a defense contractor, defusing bombs then later as a radiological emergency response team leader. Gavin Off, Charlotte Observer, 30 Mar. 2024 But visions of dirty bombs and radiological terrorism obscured the fact that the threat from radiological weapons was not limited to terrorist groups. William C. Potter, Foreign Affairs, 15 Dec. 2023 Overview on the radiological, toxicological, and microbiological characteristics of the ACB mummy. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 16 Jan. 2024 The White House Executive Order references chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) risks, and multiple bills are now under consideration by the U.S. Congress to address these threats. IEEE Spectrum, 12 Jan. 2024 States were principally motivated to seek radiological weapons for security reasons. William C. Potter, Foreign Affairs, 15 Dec. 2023 The International Atomic Energy Agency concurs that the plan will have a negligible radiological impact and says the water will be monitored regularly. Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 11 Dec. 2023 Only one door can be open at a time to keep potential radiological contaminants trapped within PF-4. Sarah Scoles, Scientific American, 14 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of radiological was in 1905

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Cite this Entry

“Radiological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiological. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

radiological

adjective
ra·​dio·​log·​i·​cal ˌrād-ē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl How to pronounce radiological (audio)
variants or radiologic
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
radiologically adverb
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