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

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Under the law, some cancers and other illnesses are assumed to be due to chemical or radiological exposures at Hanford unless that presumption can be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Justice Department sues Washington state over law to compensate sick Hanford workers," 11 Dec. 2018 After excavation, radiological scans of the sidewall and floor soils will be conducted either at the site or after it is removed. J.k. Dineen,, "Navy releases plan to retest part of San Francisco shipyard after botched cleanup," 15 June 2018 In addition, the security ministry has established ways to monitor radiological and nuclear activity, track explosives and reinforce border controls. Almudena Calatrava, The Seattle Times, "Security concerns arise as Argentina hosts G-20," 27 Nov. 2018 But the fact that the radiological materials could be stolen is a bad sign. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "The US government has trouble keeping track of radioactive material," 17 July 2018 In the meantime, FivePoint has shifted its attention to nearby Candlestick Point, land that was not home to the sort of radiological testing that sullied the former shipyard. J.k. Dineen,, "Building paused as questions linger over contamination at SF’s Hunters Point," 28 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of radiological

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 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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