cobalt 60

noun

Definition of cobalt 60

  1. :  a heavy radioactive isotope of cobalt of the mass number 60 produced in nuclear reactors and used as a source of gamma rays (as for radiotherapy)

1946

First Known Use of cobalt 60

1946


Medical Dictionary

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noun \-ˈsik-stē\

Medical Definition of cobalt 60

  1. :  a heavy radioactive isotope of cobalt having the mass number 60 produced in nuclear reactors and used as a source of gamma rays especially in place of radium (as in the treatment of cancer and in radiography)—called also radiocobalt


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