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    radiation syndrome

    radiation syndrome - Dictionary definition and meaning for word radiation syndrome

    Definition
    (noun) syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours
    Example Sentence
    • he was suffering from radiation
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