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noun iso·tope \ˈī-sə-ˌtōp\

Medical Definition of ISOTOPE

:  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
:  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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