milliroentgen

[ mil-uh-rent-guh n, -juh n, -ruhnt- ]
/ ˈmɪl əˌrɛnt gən, -dʒən, -ˌrʌnt- /

noun

a unit of radiation equal to one thousandth of a roentgen. Abbreviation: mR, mr

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Origin of milliroentgen

1950–55; milli- + roentgen
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Example sentences from the Web for milliroentgen

  • A one-hour visit to the inner fenced area will result in a whole body exposure of one-half to one milliroentgen.

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