whole-body counter

n.

A device used to measure the total radiation in the body, usually containing a number of sensitive detectors and shielding to block out ambient radiation.

Nearby words

  1. whole shebang,
  2. whole sister,
  3. whole snipe,
  4. whole step,
  5. whole tone,
  6. whole-body titration curve,
  7. whole-cell vaccine,
  8. whole-grain,
  9. whole-hog,
  10. whole-length


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