American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, resulting from, or showing actinism.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to actinism; having the property of actinism.
- adj. Of, or relating to actinism
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to actinism.
- adj. relating to or exhibiting actinism
- From Ancient Greek ἀκτίς, ἀκτῖν- (actis, actin-, "ray") + -ic (Wiktionary)
“Thus from the work of Hertz and his successors we know that light, and more particularly what we call actinic light, is an effective means of setting free electrons from certain substances.”
“The analogy, though imperfect, is that some early skin cancers are called "actinic keratoses" and early cervical cancers are termed "dysplasias.”
“In addition to early squamous cell carcinomas — a cancer that's usually curable — he has been treated for half a dozen of these precancers, called actinic keratoses.”
“He sees many patients with a condition known as actinic keratosis—small, rough, raised areas on the skin that can develop into squamous cell carcinoma, a cancer that in turn can spread to internal organs and be life-threatening.”
“Most important, retinoids decrease things called actinic keratoses that can become skin cancer.”
“Now, her husband has had four precancerous lesions, called actinic keratosis, taken off of his face.”
“From the least to the most dangerous, they are: basal cell carcinoma (or basal cell carcinoma epithelioma) squamous cell carcinoma (the first stage of which is called actinic keratosis) melanoma”
“From the least to most dangerous, skin cancer refers to three different conditions: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma (the first stage of which is called actinic keratosis) and melanoma.”
“The one found on the lips, called actinic cheilitis, could evolve into a type of squamous cell skin cancer that can spread rapidly to other parts of the body.”
“Fluorouracil ointment reduced potentially cancerous skin patches called actinic keratoses.”
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