radiate ligament of rib n.
The ligament connecting the head of each rib to the bodies of the two vertebrae with which the head articulates. Also called stellate ligament.
[verb rey-dee-eyt; adjective rey-dee-it, -eyt] /verb ˈreɪ diˌeɪt; adjective ˈreɪ di ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ verb (used without object), radiated, radiating. 1. to extend, spread, or move like rays or radii from a center. 2. to emit rays, as of light or heat; irradiate. 3. to issue or proceed in rays. 4. (of persons) to project or […]
noun 1. the cooling of the earth’s surface and adjacent air, primarily at night, caused by a loss of heat due to surface emission of infrared radiation. radiational cooling (rā’dē-ā’shə-nəl) The cooling of the Earth’s surface and the air near the surface, occurring chiefly at night. It is caused by the emission of infrared radiation […]
noun, Physics. 1. . noun 1. a region in the magnetosphere of a planet in which charged particles are trapped by the planet’s magnetic field, an example being the earth’s Van Allen belts noun a region around a planet where charged particles accumulate due to the planet’s magnetic field Usage Note astronomy
- Radiation biology
radiation biology n. The study of the biological effects of ionizing radiation on living systems.