rem

1 of 2

noun (1)

: the dosage of an ionizing radiation that will cause the same biological effect as one roentgen of X-ray or gamma-ray exposure

REM

2 of 2

noun (2)

ˈrem How to pronounce REM (audio)
ˌär-ˌē-ˈem

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

roentgen equivalent man

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1947, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rem was in 1947

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“Rem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rem. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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Medical Definition

rem

1 of 2 noun
: the dosage of an ionizing radiation that will cause the same biological effect as one roentgen of X-ray or gamma-ray dosage compare rep

REM

2 of 2 noun

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