radiopharmaceutical

[rey-dee-oh-fahr-muh-soo-ti-kuh l]

Origin of radiopharmaceutical

First recorded in 1950–55; radio- + pharmaceutical
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radiopharmaceutical in Medicine

radiopharmaceutical

[rā′dē-ō-fär′mə-sōōtĭ-kəl]
n.
  1. A radioactive compound used in diagnosis or therapy.
Related formsra′di•o•phar′ma•ceuti•cal adj.
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