[ rey-dee-oh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌreɪ di oʊˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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Physics. produced by radioactive decay: radiogenic lead; radiogenic heat.
having qualities or characteristics that broadcast well; suitable for presentation on the radio.



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Origin of radiogenic

First recorded in 1925–30; radio- + -genic
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British Dictionary definitions for radiogenic

/ (ˌreɪdɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /


produced or caused by radioactive decaya radiogenic element; radiogenic heat
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Scientific definitions for radiogenic

[ rā′dē-ō-jĕnĭk ]

Being a stable element that is product of radioactive decay. For example, carbon 12 is often radiogenic, having been produced by radioactive decay of carbon 14.
Relating to the relation between radiogenic and radioactive elements, especially as a means of determining the age of objects, as in radiometric dating.
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