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radiology

[ rey-dee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌreɪ diˈɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the science dealing with x-rays or nuclear radiation, especially for medical uses.
the examination or photographing of organs, bones, etc., with such rays.
the interpretation of medical x-ray photographs.

Nearby words

radiolocation, radiolocator, radiological, radiological anatomy, radiologist, radiology, radiolucent, radioluminescence, radiolysis, radioman, radiometeorograph

Origin of radiology

First recorded in 1895–1900; radio- + -logy
Related formsra·di·ol·o·gist, noun
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Examples from the Web for radiologist

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British Dictionary definitions for radiologist

radiology

/ (ˌreɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the use of X-rays and radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
Derived Formsradiologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for radiologist

radiology


n.

1900, "medical use of X-rays," later extended to "scientific study of radiation," from radio-, comb. form of radiation, + Greek-based scientific suffix -ology. Related: Radiological.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for radiologist

radiology

[ rā′dē-ŏlə-jē ]

n.

The branch of medicine that makes diagnostic images of anatomic structures through the use of electromagnetic radiation or sound waves and that treats disease through the use of radioactive compounds. Radiological imaging techniques include x-rays, CAT scans, PET scans, MRIs, and ultrasonograms.
The use of radiation for the scientific examination of material structures; radioscopy.
Related formsra′di•o•logi•cal (-ə-lŏjĭ-kəl) null adj.ra′di•olo•gist n.
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Science definitions for radiologist

radiology

[ rā′dē-ŏlə-jē ]

The branch of medicine that deals with diagnostic images of anatomic structures through the use of electromagnetic radiation or sound waves and that treats disease through the use of radioactive compounds. Radiologic imaging techniques include x-rays, CAT scans, PET scans, MRIs, and ultrasonograms.
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Culture definitions for radiologist

radiology

[ (ray-dee-ol-uh-jee) ]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study of images obtained by x-ray, ultrasound, CAT scans, or magnetic resonance imaging, and to the treatment of cancer by radiation therapy.

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