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artificial radioactivity

noun, Physics.
radioactivity introduced into a nonradioactive substance by bombarding the substance with charged particles.
Also called induced radioactivity. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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artificial radioactivity in Medicine

artificial radioactivity n.
The radioactivity of isotopes that have been artificially produced through the bombardment of naturally occurring isotopes by subatomic particles or by high levels of x-rays or gamma rays. Also called induced radioactivity.

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