- Also called absorbed dose.the quantity of ionizing radiation absorbed by a unit mass of matter, especially living tissue: measured in gray or rad.
- exposure dose.
verb (used with object), dosed, dos·ing.
verb (used without object), dosed, dos·ing.
- dos passos,
- dos passos, john,
- dos passos, john roderigo,
- dose equivalent,
- dose of one's own medicine,
- dose-response curve,
Origin of dose
Word Origin for dose
c.1600, from Middle French dose (15c.), from Late Latin dosis, from Greek dosis "a portion prescribed," literally "a giving," used by Galen and other Greek physicians to mean an amount of medicine, from stem of didonai "to give" (see date (n.1)). Slang meaning "venereal disease" is from 1914.
1650s, from dose (n.). Related: Dosed; dosing.