radiation

Noun
  • Energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles (synset 111519684)
  • The act of spreading outward from a central source (synset 101255505)
  • Syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions)
    Low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair
    Greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases
    Severe exposure can cause death within hours (synset 114331899)
  • The spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay (synset 113566387)
  • The spread of a group of organisms into new habitats (synset 107454483)
  • A radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain (synset 105511206)
  • (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance (synset 100706833)

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