biological shield


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biological shield

n
(Biology) a protective shield impervious to radiation, esp the thick concrete wall surrounding the core of a nuclear reactor
Translations
bouclier biologique
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The CXCL12 protein then coats the cancer cells where it acts as a biological shield that keeps T cells away.
However, British Nuclear Fuels Limited said the tanks referred to in the report are among "the most robust buildings" on the Sellafield site and surrounded by a "huge biological shield".
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