2. <radiobiology> A general term denoting the quantity of radiation or energy absorbed. For special purposes it must be appropriately qualified. If unqualified, it refers to absorbed dose. Unit of absorbed dose is the rad. The SI unit is the gray (1 Gy = 1 J kg-1 = 100 R).
Origin: Gr. Dosis = a giving
(16 Dec 1997)
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