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noun
the stable isotope of carbon having an atomic mass number 13, used as a tracer.
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Also car·bon-13 [kahr-buhn-thur-teen]. /ˈkɑr bən θɜrˈtin/.

Origin of carbon 13

First recorded in 1940–45
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