radiosensitive
adjective Date: 1920 sensitive to the effects of radiant energy <
radiosensitive cancer cells
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radiosensitivity noun

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  • Radiosensitive — Sensitive to X rays and other forms of radiant energy. For example, a tumor may be radiosensitive, and therefore potentially treatable with radiation therapy. The opposite is radioinsensitive. * * * Readily affected by radiation.… …   Medical dictionary

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  • radiosensitive — radiosensitivity, radiosensibility /ray dee oh sen seuh bil i tee/, n. /ray dee oh sen si tiv/, adj. Pathol. (of certain tissues or organisms) sensitive to or destructible by various types of radiant energy, as x rays, rays from radioactive… …   Universalium

  • radiosensitive — adjective Having a certain amount of radiosensitivity …   Wiktionary

  • radiosensitive — reɪdɪəʊ sensÉ™tɪv adj. sensitive to radiation, affected by radiant energy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • radiosensitive — ra·dio·sensitive …   English syllables

  • radiosensitive — adj. describing certain forms of cancer cell that are particularly susceptible to radiation and are likely to be dealt with successfully by radiotherapy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • radiosensitive — ra•di•o•sen•si•tive [[t]ˌreɪ di oʊˈsɛn sɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. pat (of certain tissues or organisms) sensitive to or destructible by various types of radiant energy, as x rays • Etymology: 1915–20 ra di•o•sen si•tiv′i•ty, n …   From formal English to slang

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