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Synonyms for radiation


Synonyms for radiation

energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles

the act of spreading outward from a central source

syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions)

the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay

the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats

a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain

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(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

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Photoreactivation compensates for UV damage and restores infectivity to natural marine viruses communities.
Evaluation of photoreactivation of Escherichia coli and enterococci after UV disinfection of municipal wastewater.
Irradiated cell suspensions were stored in foil-wrapped tubes at 4[degrees]C overnight to avoid photoreactivation.
4 Which temperatures (10, 22, 35, or 45[degrees]C) result in the greatest level of fecal-coliform photoreactivation after ultraviolet-light disinfection of postsecondary-clarification wastewater?
coli damaged by low-pressure UV can repair itself when exposed to light, a process known as photoreactivation.
The repair mechanisms of photoreactivation and nucleotide excision repair (NER) both function in NRC-1 cells, but little is known about the mechanism of these processes.
Photoreactivation is generally quicker than dark repair, but both of these phenomena pose obvious problems for operators of UV disinfection plant.