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beta radiation

[ (bay-tuh) ]
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High-energy electrons, carrying a negative charge, that are sent out by some radioactive nuclei. (See alpha radiation and gamma radiation.)

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Beta radiation, unlike alpha radiation, has some penetrating power and can pass through clothing and wooden walls.
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