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microcurie

[ mahy-kruh-kyoor-ee, mahy-kroh-kyoo-ree ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌkyʊər i, ˌmaɪ kroʊ kyʊˈri /
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noun Physics, Chemistry.
a unit of radioactivity, equal to one millionth of a curie; 3.70 × 104 disintegrations per second. Symbol: μCi, μc
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Origin of microcurie

First recorded in 1910–15; micro- + curie
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