the faction representing extreme left-wing political views, often Marxist or Maoist in ideology.
[rad-ik-lee] /ˈræd ɪk li/ adjective 1. with regard to origin or root. 2. in a complete or basic manner; thoroughly; fundamentally. /ˈrædɪkəlɪ/ adverb 1. thoroughly; completely; fundamentally: to alter radically adv. c.1600, “thoroughly;” 1620s with reference to roots and origins, from radical (adj.) + -ly (2).
[rad-i-kuh l] /ˈræd ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of or going to the root or origin; fundamental: a radical difference. 2. thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms: a radical change in the policy of a company. 3. favoring drastic political, economic, or social reforms: radical ideas; radical and anarchistic ideologues. […]
- Radical mastectomy
radical mastectomy n. Surgical removal of the entire breast, the pectoral muscles, the lymphatic-bearing tissue in the armpit, and other neighboring tissues. Also called Halsted’s operation. radical mastectomy See under mastectomy.
noun 1. the faction representing extreme right-wing political views; ultraconservatives; reactionaries.