[ mahy-kruh-kyoo r-ee, mahy-kroh-kyoo-ree ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌkyʊər i, ˌmaɪ kroʊ kyʊˈri /

noun Physics, Chemistry.

a unit of radioactivity, equal to one millionth of a curie; 3.70 × 104 disintegrations per second. Symbol: μCi, μc

Origin of microcurie

First recorded in 1910–15; micro- + curie
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Medicine definitions for microcurie

[ mīkrō-kyur′ē ]


A unit or quantity of radiation equivalent to one-millionth of a curie.
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