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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

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

iso·to·pic play \ˌī-sə-ˈtä-pik, -ˈtō-\ adjective
iso·to·pi·cal·ly play \-ˈtä-pi-k(ə-)lē, -ˈtō-\ adverb

Origin of isotope

is- + Greek topos place


First Known Use: 1913

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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

  3. iso·to·pic \ˌī-sə-ˈtäp-ik, -ˈtō-pik\play play adjective
    iso·to·pi·cal·ly \-ˈtäp-i-k(ə-)lē, -ˈtō-pi-\play play adverb
    iso·to·py \ˈī-sə-ˌtō-pē, ī-ˈsät-ə-pē\play play noun, plural iso·to·pies





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