radioisotope


radioisotope

noun

  1. a radioactive isotope, usually artificially produced: used in physical and biological research, therapeutics, etc.

noun

  1. an isotope that is radioactive
n.

1946, from radio-, comb. form of radiation, + isotope.

n.

  1. A naturally or artificially produced radioactive isotope.

  1. A radioactive isotope of a chemical element. Carbon 14 and radon 222 are examples of naturally occurring radioactive isotopes.

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