carbon 14


carbon 14

noun

Definition of CARBON 14

:  a heavy radioactive isotope of carbon of mass number 14 used especially in tracer studies and in dating old materials (as archaeological and geological specimens)

First Known Use of CARBON 14

1936

carbon 14

noun \-(ˈ)fōr(t)-ˈtēn, -(ˈ)fr(t)-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARBON 14

: a heavy radioactive isotope of carbon of mass number 14 used especially in tracer studies and in dating archaeological and geological materials

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