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lead apron

[led]
Etymology: AS, led + Fr, napperon
a protective shield of lead and rubber that may be worn by a patient, radiological technologist or radiologist, or both during exposure to x-rays or other diagnostic radiation. It is intended to guard against excessive exposure of the reproductive and other vital body organs to ionizing radiation. Also called protective apron.

lead apron

An apron that contains lead or equivalent material and is sufficiently pliable to wear as protection from ionizing radiation. It is used to shield patients and personnel during radiological procedures.
See also: apron
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