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scatter

 [skat´er]
the diffusion or deviation of x-rays produced by a medium through which the rays pass.
back scatter backward diffusion of x-rays.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

scat·ter

(skat'ĕr),
1. A change in direction of a photon or subatomic particle, as the result of a collision or interaction.
2. The secondary radiation resulting from the interaction of primary radiation with matter.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

scat·ter

(skat'ĕr)
1. A change in direction of a photon or subatomic particle, as the result of a collision or interaction.
2. The secondary radiation resulting from the interaction of primary radiation with matter.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

scat·ter

(skat'ĕr)
1. Change in direction of a photon or subatomic particle due to collision or interaction.
2. Secondary radiation due to interaction of primary radiation with matter.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps the food won't be scattered as badly as the people."
"I think they are together yet, and if you go softly, without making any noise, perhaps they won't scatter."
"Then let us find it," replied the Wizard, and so all got down on their hands and knees and began examining the scattered pieces.
A piece of his left knee is missing, having been lost years ago when he scattered himself too carelessly.
The Yellow Hen had sharp eyes and could put her head close to the various pieces that lay scattered around.
"If we did, we'd leave these folks scattered," she returned, and this retort made everybody laugh good-naturedly.
"But I don't like to leave all these poor people scattered," said Dorothy, undecided what to do.
Discrete scattering models, for describing the response of a layer containing a random collection of discrete scatters (e.g., dielectric cylinders or disks), have also been developed (see, e.g., [52-56]).
In the case of Caviscat, the grit is fed via a funnel shaped trough on the scatter roll underneath, and an oscillating brush scatters the material through an oscillating sieve onto the moving web material.
Referring to Figure 1, consider that a plane wave impinges onto a dielectric rough surface which scatters waves up into the incident plane and down into the lower medium, with the electric and magnetic fields written as
There are also several strong scatters, whose powers are very high.
Close particle-particle contacts interfere with the mechanism by which [TiO.sub.2] scatters light, and, to the extent feasible, paint formulators should provide conditions that allow these particles to remain as far from one another as possible.