a radioactive isotope of cobalt having a mass number of 60 and a half-life of 5.2 years, used chiefly in radiotherapy.
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Origin of cobalt 60
First recorded in 1945–50
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Nothing happened although the board showed the gauge's cobalt-60 beta and gamma still hot.The Thirst Quenchers|Rick Raphael
Culture definitions for cobalt 60
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