secondary disease n.
A disease that follows and results from an earlier disease, injury, or event.
A wasting disorder that follows the successful transplantation of bone marrow into a patient whose immune system has been destroyed by radiation, usually accompanied by fever, diarrhea, and dermatitis.
- Secondary drive
secondary drive n. A drive not directly related to a biological need. Also called acquired drive.
- Secondary dysmenorrhea
secondary dysmenorrhea n. Dysmenorrhea due to inflammation, infection, tumor, or anatomical factors.
- Secondary electron
secondary electron An electron produced by secondary emission.
noun 1. the emission of electrons (secondary electrons) from a material that is bombarded with electrons or ions. secondary emission noun 1. (physics) the emission of electrons (secondary electrons) from a solid as a result of bombardment with a beam of electrons, ions, or metastable atoms: used in electron multipliers secondary emission The emission of […]