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[mil-uh-rem] /ˈmɪl əˌrɛm/
one thousandth of a rem.
Abbreviation: mrem.
Origin of millirem
1950-55; milli- + rem Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for millirem
  • In some parts of the world the background radiation is several thousand millirem per year.
  • The amount of energy deposited is measured in units of millirem.
  • Radiation dose is usually measured in terms of millirem and radiation dose rate is usually measured in terms of millirem per hour.
  • The dose rates at this point were between two and four millirem at one meter.
  • Because medical and dental doses are so individualized, your dose may vary from a few millirem to several thousand mrem.

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