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resisting the effects of radiation, especially in reference to the treatment of malignancy. adj., adj radioresist´ant.
radioresistance/ra·dio·re·sis·tance/ (-re-zis´tins) resistance, as of tissue or cells, to irradiation.radioresist´ant
Etymology: L, radiare + resistare, to withstand
the ability of cells, tissues, organs, organisms, chemical compounds, or any other substances to remain unchanged by radiation. Compare radiosensitivity. radioresistant, adj.
radioresistanceRadiation oncology The relative resistance of cells and tissues to irreversible damage by radiation; RR is greatest in terminally differentiated tissues–eg, bone, cartilage, muscle, peripheral nerve, and in certain tumors–eg, glioma, melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, sarcoma. Cf Radiosensitivity.
resisting the effects of radiation, especially in reference to the treatment of malignancy.