milliroentgen aequivalent men

English translation: Correct explained below

09:06 Aug 16, 2019
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English term or phrase: milliroentgen aequivalent men
I'm currently translating a list of units of measure from Spanish, and came across this. I know that "milliroentgen" is a measurement of radioactivity, but I would like to know why "aequivalent" is written that way, and whether it is a mistake or not, and also what the "men" part refers to, and whether it is an abbreviation or not.
neilmac
Spain
Local time: 12:55
Selected answer:Correct explained below
Explanation:
Word Originlate Middle English (describing persons who were equal in power or rank): via Old French from late Latin aequivalent- 'being of equal worth', from the verb aequivalere, from aequi- 'equally' + valere 'be worth'.Extra examples. It is the approximate equivalent in height to the Matterhorn. (Oxford learner dictionary)

The roentgen equivalent man (or rem)is an older, CGS unit of equivalent dose, effective dose, and committed dose which are measures of the health effect of low levels of ionizing radiation on the human body. (Wikipedia)
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Ashraf Aly
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Correct explained below


Explanation:
Word Originlate Middle English (describing persons who were equal in power or rank): via Old French from late Latin aequivalent- 'being of equal worth', from the verb aequivalere, from aequi- 'equally' + valere 'be worth'.Extra examples. It is the approximate equivalent in height to the Matterhorn. (Oxford learner dictionary)

The roentgen equivalent man (or rem)is an older, CGS unit of equivalent dose, effective dose, and committed dose which are measures of the health effect of low levels of ionizing radiation on the human body. (Wikipedia)

Ashraf Aly
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:55
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Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
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Thanks to everyone for the help and comments!
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Asker: Thanks Ashraf, that's solved the mystery for me! I really appreciate it.


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agree  philgoddard: So the translation should be millirem.
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agree  FATİH ORUÇ
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