carbon 14

noun

Definition of carbon 14

: a heavy radioactive isotope of carbon of mass number 14 used especially in tracer studies and in dating old materials (such as archaeological and geological specimens)

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1946

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carbon 14

noun \ -(ˈ)fōr(t)-ˈtēn, -(ˈ)fȯr(t)- \

medical Definition of carbon 14

: a heavy radioactive isotope of carbon of mass number 14 used especially in tracer studies and in dating archaeological and geological materials

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