equivalent dose

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e·quiv·a·lent dose

in radiation protection, the absorbed dose averaged over a tissue or organ and weighted for the quality of the type of radiation. The unit of equivalent dose is the sievert.

equivalent dose

Abbreviation: HT
The biologically active dose of radiation. The damage that a particular absorbed radiation dose will have on living cells and tissues.
See also: dose
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