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isotope

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noun iso·tope \ˈī-sə-ˌtōp\

Simple Definition of isotope

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of isotope

  1. 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. 2 :  nuclide

isotopic play \ˌī-sə-ˈtä-pik, -ˈtō-\ adjective
isotopically play \-ˈtä-pi-k(ə-)lē, -ˈtō-\ adverb

Origin of isotope

is- + Greek topos place


First Known Use: 1913

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Medical Dictionary

isotope

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noun iso·tope \ˈī-sə-ˌtōp\

Medical Definition of isotope

  1. 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. 2:  nuclide

isotopic \ˌī-sə-ˈtäp-ik, -ˈtō-pik\play play adjective
isotopically \-ˈtäp-i-k(ə-)lē, -ˈtō-pi-\play play adverb
isotopy \ˈī-sə-ˌtō-pē, ī-ˈsät-ə-pē\play play noun plural isotopies




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