radiological

adjective
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 radiologic (audio) \

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 How to pronounce radiologically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of radiological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Feedback from real soldiers indicates the grunts want RCVs that can shoot down drones, lay smoke screens, locate and mark minefields, and deal with chemical, radiological, biological, and nuclear threats. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Army Is Forming a Whole Family of Armed Robot Tanks," 13 Nov. 2020 This was never the intent of emergency use authorization, which was actually designed for counterterrorism measures to address chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazards — not necessarily a pandemic. David Oshinsky, STAT, "Make pre-approval Covid-19 vaccines available through expanded access, not an EUA," 9 Nov. 2020 As recently as the 1990s, when less was known about cancer biology and when radiological techniques were less sensitive, the notion of intercepting nascent tumors would have struck most scientists as outrageous. Madeline Drexler, The Atlantic, "A Medical Revolution Too Late for the Man Who Started It," 20 Oct. 2020 This survey can then be used a baseline in case a nuclear or radiological incident occurs. Washington Post, "Low-flying helicopter spotted over D.C. area is mapping natural nuclear radiation," 19 Oct. 2020 But chemical, biological, and radiological items may also be used. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "Violent white supremacists 'most persistent and lethal threat' in US: DHS," 6 Oct. 2020 According to Fort Hood, Fernandes was a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade. Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN, "Navajo Nation mourns the death of a Fort Hood soldier, the latest in a series of deaths at the base," 5 Sep. 2020 Fernandes, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist at Fort Hood, was last seen on Aug. 17. Harriet Sokmensuer, PEOPLE.com, "Body of Missing Fort Hood Soldier Who Reported Sexual Abuse Found Hanging in Tree," 26 Aug. 2020 According to Fort Hood, Fernandes is a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade. Melissa Alonso, CNN, "Body believed to be that of a missing Fort Hood soldier has been found," 26 Aug. 2020

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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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24 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Radiological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiological. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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radiological

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

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