radiosensitizer

noun
ra·​dio·​sen·​si·​tiz·​er
variants: also British radiosensitiser \ -​ˈsen(t)-​sə-​ˌtī-​zər How to pronounce radiosensitiser (audio) \

Medical Definition of radiosensitizer

: a substance or condition capable of increasing the radiosensitivity of a cell or tissue

Other Words from radiosensitizer

radiosensitization also British radiosensitisation \ -​ˌsen(t)-​sət-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce radiosensitisation (audio) \ noun
radiosensitizing also British radiosensitising \ -​ˈsen(t)-​sə-​ˌtī-​ziŋ How to pronounce radiosensitising (audio) \ adjective

Learn More about radiosensitizer

Cite this Entry

“Radiosensitizer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/radiosensitizer. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

Comments on radiosensitizer

What made you want to look up radiosensitizer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!