- a radioactive isotope, usually artificially produced: used in physical and biological research, therapeutics, etc.
Origin of radioisotope
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- an isotope that is radioactive
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Word Origin and History for radioisotope
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- A naturally or artificially produced radioactive isotope.
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- A radioactive isotope of a chemical element. Carbon 14 and radon 222 are examples of naturally occurring radioactive isotopes.
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