sievert

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sievert   (sē'vərt)  Pronunciation Key 
The SI derived unit used to measure the amount of radiation necessary to produce the same effect on living tissue as one gray of high-penetration x-rays. The sievert is named after Swedish physicist Rolf Sievert (1896-1966).
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