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technetium

noun tech·ne·tium \tek-ˈnē-sh(ē-)əm\

Medical Definition of TECHNETIUM

:  a metallic element that is obtained by bombarding molybdenum with deuterons or neutrons and in the fission of uranium and that is used in medicine in the preparation of radiopharmaceuticals—symbol Tc; see pertechnetate; element table
April 28, 2015
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a word formed by the blending of words
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