Definition of supervoltage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈso͞opərˌvōltij/


[usually as modifier] Medicine
A voltage in excess of 200 kV used in X-ray radiotherapy: supervoltage therapy
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  • We report 2 new cases of morphea at the site of previous supervoltage radiation therapy for breast cancer.
  • Once the supervoltages have been established and the correct logic states exist on the other device pins, programming may begin.
  • In the 1940's and 1950's, with the advent of supervoltage therapy machines, telecurie sources, and energetic particle beams, the Roentgen was still the only recognized unit for radiation measurement.

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Syllabification: su·per·vol·tage

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