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Sensitive to the action of radiation. Used especially of living structures.

ra′di·o·sen′si·tiv′i·ty n.


radiosensibility. — radiosensitive, adj.
See also: Radiation
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Noun1.radiosensitivity - sensitivity to the action of radiant energy
sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility - (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation; "sensitivity to pain"
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These findings were shocking, given that children are at greater risk from a given dose of radiation compared with adults due to their body's increased radiosensitivity and the greater period of time in which to manifest these changes.
Interestingly, SCLC histology and associated "SCLCtype" radiosensitivity and chemosensitivity have been observed in some AR cases, further supporting the notion that biopsy of recurrent tumor can be clinically valuable in AR.
Ovarian failure following abdominal irradiation in childhood: the radiosensitivity of the human oocyte.
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