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Definition: 'Irradiation'

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irradiation

Type: Term

Pronunciation: i-rā′dē-ā′shŭn

Definitions:
1. The subjective enlargement of a bright object seen against a dark background.
2. Exposure to the action of electromagnetic radiation (heat, light, x-rays).
3. The spreading of nervous impulses from one area in the brain or cord, or from a tract, to another tract.



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