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radioisotope

[rey-dee-oh-ahy-suh-tohp]
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noun
  1. a radioactive isotope, usually artificially produced: used in physical and biological research, therapeutics, etc.

Origin of radioisotope

First recorded in 1940–45; radio- + isotope
Related formsra·di·o·i·so·top·ic [rey-dee-oh-ahy-suh-top-ik] /ˌreɪ di oʊˌaɪ səˈtɒp ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for radioisotope

radioisotope

noun
  1. an isotope that is radioactive
Derived Formsradioisotopic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˌaɪsəˈtɒpɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for radioisotope

n.

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

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radioisotope in Medicine

radioisotope

(rā′dē-ō-īsə-tōp′)
n.
  1. A naturally or artificially produced radioactive isotope.
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radioisotope in Science

radioisotope

[rā′dē-ō-īsə-tōp′]
  1. A radioactive isotope of a chemical element. Carbon 14 and radon 222 are examples of naturally occurring radioactive isotopes.
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