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radiosensitive

[rey-dee-oh-sen-si-tiv] /ˌreɪ di oʊˈsɛn sɪ tɪv/
adjective, Pathology
1.
(of certain tissues or organisms) sensitive to or destructible by various types of radiant energy, as x-rays, rays from radioactive material, or the like.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; radio- + sensitive
Related forms
radiosensitivity, radiosensibility
[rey-dee-oh-sen-suh-bil-i-tee] /ˌreɪ di oʊˌsɛn səˈbɪl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the web for radiosensitive
  • Some types of cells are radiosensitive, making them the best candidates for radiation therapy.
British Dictionary definitions for radiosensitive

radiosensitive

/ˌreɪdɪəʊˈsɛnsɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
affected by or sensitive to radiation
Derived Forms
radiosensitively, adverb
radiosensitivity, noun
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radiosensitive in Medicine

radiosensitive ra·di·o·sen·si·tive (rā'dē-ō-sěn'sĭ-tĭv)
adj.
Sensitive to the action of radiation. Used especially of living structures.


ra'di·o·sen'si·tiv'i·ty n.
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