Origin of isotope
OTHER WORDS FROM isotopei·so·top·ic [ahy-suh-top-ik], /ˌaɪ səˈtɒp ɪk/, adjectivei·so·top·i·cal·ly, adverb
How to use isotope in a sentence
So by seeing how much isotopes in the meteorite have changed, they can see how long it’s been careening through space.Pristine 'fireball’ meteorite contains extraterrestrial organic compounds|Rachael Zisk|October 29, 2020|Popular-Science
Back in 1985, she co-authored a paper examining the isotopes of charred plant remains collected from the inside of pots.Studying clay-pot residues could help scientists recreate ancient recipes|Jennifer Ouellette|September 29, 2020|Ars Technica
The relative values of those isotopes in the rainfall change depending on atmospheric conditions, and as plants take up that oxygen from the air, they record those changes.
Then, the team established the link between this oxygen isotope record and sea ice extent.
There, they chemically labeled larvae with a rare type, or isotope, of nitrogen.When prey get scarce, these jellies become cannibals|Erin Garcia de Jesus|June 1, 2020|Science News For Students
Radiation dissipates over time with every isotopic half-life.Radioactive Tuna Won’t Kill You—but Should We Be Concerned About Mercury?|Daniel Stone|May 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Isotopic sources produce neutrons as the result of a nuclear reaction.The Atomic Fingerprint|Bernard Keisch
British Dictionary definitions for isotope
Derived forms of isotopeisotopic (ˌaɪsəˈtɒpɪk), adjectiveisotopically, adverbisotopy (aɪˈsɒtəpɪ), noun
Word Origin for isotope
Medical definitions for isotope
Other words from isotopei′so•top′ic (-tŏp′ĭk) adj.
Scientific definitions for isotope
Cultural definitions for isotope
In physics, different forms of the same element, with nuclei that have the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons. Isotopes are distinguished from each other by giving the combined number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus. For example, uranium 235 is the isotope of uranium that has 235 protons and neutrons in its nucleus rather than the more commonly occurring 238. All elements have isotopes.