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isotope

noun iso·tope \ˈī-sə-ˌtōp\

chemistry : any one of various forms in which the atoms of a chemical element can occur

Full Definition of ISOTOPE

1
:  any of two or more species of atoms of a chemical element with the same atomic number and nearly identical chemical behavior but with differing atomic mass or mass number and different physical properties
2
:  nuclide
iso·to·pic \ˌī-sə-ˈtä-pik, -ˈtō-\ adjective
iso·to·pi·cal·ly \-ˈtä-pi-k(ə-)lē, -ˈtō-\ adverb

Origin of ISOTOPE

is- + Greek topos place
First Known Use: 1913

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

isotope

noun iso·tope \ˈī-sə-ˌtōp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ISOTOPE

1
:  any of two or more species of atoms of a chemical element with the same atomic number and position in the periodic table and nearly identical chemical behavior but with differing atomic mass or mass number and different physical properties
2
:  nuclide
iso·to·pic \ˌī-sə-ˈtäp-ik, -ˈtō-pik\ adjective
iso·to·pi·cal·ly \-ˈtäp-i-k(ə-)lē, -ˈtō-pi-\ adverb
iso·to·py \ˈī-sə-ˌtō-pē, ī-ˈsät-ə-pē\ noun, plural iso·to·pies

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