ra·​dio·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌrā-dē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce radiological (audio) \
variants: or radiologic \ ˌrā-​dē-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce radiological (audio) \

Definition of radiological

1 : of or relating to radiology
2 : of or relating to nuclear radiation

Other Words from radiological

radiologically \ ˌrā-​dē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce radiological (audio) \ adverb

Examples of radiological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After decades of mistrust surrounding a multibillion-dollar redevelopment battle at Hunters Point, Sumchai’s goal is to connect the dots between disease and chemicals still lurking at one of America’s former hubs for radiological research. Lauren Hepler, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Jan. 2022 Causing a severe radiological accident for strategic purposes is unacceptable. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 The soldiers, who were not protected from radiological exposure, then dumped 3.1 million cubic feet — or 35 Olympic-size swimming pools — of waste into an unlined bomb crater on the atoll’s Runit Island. Susanne Rust Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Oct. 2021 Nations could compete to develop increasingly devastating versions of autonomous weapons, including ones capable of mounting chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear arms. James Dawes, The Conversation, 29 Sep. 2021 The environment department advises to avoid handling if found, and report to the radiological health program at 866-633-4686, to 100% Lead Inspections at 410-804-8697 and to the police. Clara Longo De Freitas,, 19 Aug. 2021 The head of the Manhattan Project wanted no depiction of atom bombs as uniquely terrible, no public discussion of what became known as radiological warfare. New York Times, 9 Aug. 2021 The Russian navy launches a huge new special-mission sub armed with a radiological doomsday weapon. David Axe, Forbes, 29 June 2021 The 19-year-old radiological aide at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest was traveling to Hawaii with friends Kathleen Adduci and Rhonda DeYoung. Jonathon Berlin,, 21 May 2021

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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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17 Jan 2022

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“Radiological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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ra·​dio·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌrād-ē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl How to pronounce radiological (audio) \
variants: or radiologic \ -​ik How to pronounce radiological (audio) \

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 How to pronounce radiological (audio) \ adverb


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