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[rey-dee-oh-sen-si-tiv] /ˌreɪ di oʊˈsɛn sɪ tɪv/
adjective, Pathology
(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 of radiosensitive
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 Unabridged
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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


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)
Sensitive to the action of radiation. Used especially of living structures.

ra'di·o·sen'si·tiv'i·ty n.
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