radiosensitizer

[rey-dee-oh-sen-si-tahy-zer]

noun

a substance, as a drug, that enhances the sensitivity of tissues or cells to radiation therapy.

Nearby words

  1. radioreceptor,
  2. radioresistant,
  3. radioscope,
  4. radioscopy,
  5. radiosensitive,
  6. radiosodium,
  7. radiosonde,
  8. radiostrontium,
  9. radiosymmetrical,
  10. radiotechnology

Origin of radiosensitizer

1950–55; radio- + sensitizer

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