isoattenuation etymology

English word isoattenuation comes from English iso-, English attenuation

Detailed word origin of isoattenuation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
iso- English (eng) (chemistry) forms terms relating to isomers. (mathematics) forms terms relating to isomorphisms. (organic chemistry) (of an aliphatic compound, especially a fatty acid) Having a branch on the penultimate carbon atom of a chain. (physics) forms terms relating to isotopes. Equal.
attenuation English (eng) (biology) A weakening in the virulence of a pathogen or other microorganism.. (botany) The tapering of a leaf etc to a fine point.. (engineering) A fabrication process in which a material is stretched out into a thin shape.. (physics) A reduction in the level of some property with distance, especially the amplitude of a wave or the strength of a signal.. A gradual diminishing of strength.
isoattenuation English (eng) Attenuation of an object of interest to the same extent as the background tissue (such that it does not show up on an X-ray image).

Words with the same origin as isoattenuation

Descendants of iso-
isenergic isoantigen isobutyraldehyde isochasm isoecho isoexcitation isofield isogram isoionic isoluminant isomaltotriose isomer isomyopia isopalmitic acid isoparaffin isopropyl isopropylacetone isopropylamide isoproscaline isosteviol isostructural isotopic isovaline isovitexin