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.
See under mastectomy.
noun 1. the faction representing extreme right-wing political views; ultraconservatives; reactionaries.
noun, Mathematics. 1. the symbol √ or indicating extraction of a root of the quantity that follows it, as √25=5 or . noun 1. the symbol √ placed before a number or quantity to indicate the extraction of a root, esp a square root. The value of a higher root is indicated by a raised […]
[rad-i-kand, rad-i-kand] /ˈræd ɪˌkænd, ˌræd ɪˈkænd/ noun, Mathematics. 1. the quantity under a radical sign. /ˈrædɪˌkænd; ˌrædɪˈkænd/ noun 1. a number or quantity from which a root is to be extracted, usually preceded by a radical sign: 3 is the radicand of √3 n. the number under a radical sign, from Latin radicandus, gerundive of […]
[rad-i-kuh nt] /ˈræd ɪ kənt/ adjective, Botany. 1. rooting from the stem, as ivy. adj. “bringing forth roots,” 1735, from Latin radicantem (nominative radicans), present participle of radicare, from radix “root” (see radish).