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)

First Known Use of carbon 14

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Carbon 14.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbon%2014?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=c&file=carbo14m. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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carbon 14

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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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