artificial radioactivity

noun Physics.

radioactivity introduced into a nonradioactive substance by bombarding the substance with charged particles.

Nearby words

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Medicine definitions for artificial radioactivity

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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