Medical Dictionary

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

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