millicurie

[ mil-i-kyoo r-ee, -kyoo-ree ]
/ ˈmɪl ɪˌkyʊər i, -kyʊˌri /

noun Physics, Chemistry.

a unit of radioactivity equal to one thousandth of a curie; 3.70 × 107 disintegrations per second. Abbreviation: mCi, mc

Nearby words

  1. milliary,
  2. millibar,
  3. millibarn,
  4. millicent,
  5. millicoulomb,
  6. millidegree,
  7. millie,
  8. millieme,
  9. milliequivalent,
  10. millier

Origin of millicurie

First recorded in 1905–10; milli- + curie

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Medicine definitions for millicurie

millicurie

[ mĭlĭ-kyur′ē ]

n.

A unit of radioactivity equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a curie.

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