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reactor

[rē·ak′tər]
1 (in psychology) a family therapist who lets a family in therapy take the lead and then follows in that direction.
2 (in radiology) a cubicle in which radioisotopes are artificially produced.

reactor (rēak´tur),

n an apparatus in which nuclear fission may be sustained in a self-supporting reaction at a controlled rate.

reactor

an animal that reacts positively to a particular test.

false positive reactor
an animal that does not have the subject disease but reacts positively to a test for it.