Definition of radiobiology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrādēōbīˈäləjē/


The branch of biology concerned with the effects of ionizing radiation on organisms and the application in biology of radiological techniques.
Example sentences
  • After perusing the biology library at Berkeley regarding radiobiology, I found that there was much to learn about the field.
  • Coincidentally with Muller's discovery in 1927 of the mutagenic effect of X rays, Vladimirovich started his long-term investigations of radiation genetics and radiobiology.
  • During his specialist training he helped in the complex hyperbaric oxygen treatments and developed his lifelong interest in radiobiology and cancer research.



Pronunciation: /-ˌbīəˈläjikəl/
Example sentences
  • On the basis of microdosimetric and radiobiological considerations, it is assumed that high LET radiation could produce double-strand breaks with damaged end groups whose repairability would be low.
  • Characterization of the radiation field and reduction of the background radiation from the reactor were essential tasks for these radiobiological experiments and have been described elsewhere.
  • Although clinical trials have been performed in Asia, no detailed radiobiological studies have been reported.


Pronunciation: /-ˌbīəˈläjik(ə)lē/


Pronunciation: /-jist/
Example sentences
  • A feature article highlighted a radiobiologist who is due to complete an investigation into depleted uranium for the Pentagon next year.
  • Most radiobiologists have dismissed the much highlighted suggestion that soldiers exposed to depleted uranium in Kosovo in 1999 could already have developed leukaemia as a result.
  • The noted radiobiologist and former Director of the National Cancer Institute led a subcommittee of the CRESP Peer Review Committee he chairs in issuing a review of the draft.

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Syllabification: ra·di·o·bi·ol·o·gy

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