radioactivity introduced into a nonradioactive substance by bombarding the substance with charged particles.
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Also called induced radioactivity.
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Medicine definitions for artificial radioactivity
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.induced radioactivity
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