Origin of radiobiology

First recorded in 1915–20; radio- + biology
Related formsra·di·o·bi·o·log·i·cal [rey-dee-oh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌreɪ di oʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, ra·di·o·bi·o·log·ic, adjectivera·di·o·bi·ol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for radiobiology


  1. the branch of biology concerned with the effects of radiation on living organisms and the study of biological processes using radioactive substances as tracers
Derived Formsradiobiological (ˌreɪdɪəʊˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveradiobiologically, adverbradiobiologist, noun
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radiobiology in Medicine


  1. The study of the effects of radiation on living organisms.
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