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Medical Term:

radius

Pronunciation: ra'de-us, ra'de-i

Definition:

  1. The lateral and shorter of the two bones of the forearm.
  2. A straight line passing from the center to the periphery of a circle.

Synonym(s): radio-3

[L. spoke of a wheel, rod, ray]

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