abscopal

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ab(away from) and Ancient Greek σκοπός(skopós, target, aim). Term first described by Dr. R. J. Mole in 1953 in the British Journal of Radiology, "Whole body irradiation- radiobiology or medicine?" . Br. J. Radiol., 26: 234-241, 1953.

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abscopal ‎(not comparable)

  1. Denoting the effect that irradiation of a tissue has on remote nonirradiated tissue.
    The regression of a liver tumor after irradiation of bone that the tumor metastasized to is an example of the abscopal effect.