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radioresistant

Pronunciation: ra'de-o-re-zis'tant

Definition: Indicates cells or tissues that are less affected than average mammalian cells on exposure to radiation; when applied to neoplasms, indicates less susceptibility to damage from therapeutic radiation than the surrounding host tissues.

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