postirradiation

irradiation

[ih-rey-dee-ey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of irradiating.
2.
the state of being irradiated.
3.
intellectual or spiritual enlightenment.
4.
a ray of light; beam.
5.
Optics. the apparent enlargement of an object when seen against a dark background.
6.
the use of x-rays or other forms of radiation for the treatment of disease, the making of x-ray photographs, the manufacture of vitamin D, etc.
7.
exposure or the process of exposure to x-rays or other radiation.
8.
Physics. irradiance.

Origin:
1580–90; < Late Latin irradiātiōn- (stem of irradiātiō). See ir-1, radiation

postirradiation, adjective
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irradiation (ɪˌreɪdɪˈeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or process of irradiating or the state of being irradiated
2.  the apparent enlargement of a brightly lit object when it is viewed against a dark background
3.  a shaft of light; beam or ray
4.  med
 a.  the therapeutic or diagnostic use of radiation, esp X-rays
 b.  exposure of a patient to such radiation
5.  radiation another name for irradiance

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irradiation ir·ra·di·a·tion (ĭ-rā'dē-ā'shən)
n.

  1. Exposure or subjection to the action of radiation for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

  2. Medical treatment by exposure to radiation.

  3. The spread of a nervous impulse beyond the usual path of conduction.

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