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radiation oncology

 

Definition:

  1. the medical specialty concerned with the use of ionizing radiation in the treatment of disease;
  2. the medical specialty of radiation therapy;
  3. the use of radiation in the treatment of neoplasms.

Synonym(s): radiotherapy, therapeutic radiology

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