Definition of radiobiology in English:



mass noun
  • The branch of biology concerned with the effects of ionizing radiation on organisms and the application in biology of radiological techniques.

    • ‘This technique has been applied in genotoxicity studies, in ecotoxicology, in biomonitoring and in clinical radiobiology.’
    • ‘During his specialist training he helped in the complex hyperbaric oxygen treatments and developed his lifelong interest in radiobiology and cancer research.’
    • ‘Coincidentally with Muller's discovery in 1927 of the mutagenic effect of X rays, Vladimirovich started his long-term investigations of radiation genetics and radiobiology.’
    • ‘After perusing the biology library at Berkeley regarding radiobiology, I found that there was much to learn about the field.’