isotope

noun iso·tope \ ˈī-sə-ˌtōp \

Definition of isotope

1 :any of two or more species of atoms of a chemical element with the same atomic number and nearly identical chemical behavior but with differing atomic mass or mass number and different physical properties
2 :nuclide

isotopic

play \ˌī-sə-ˈtä-pik, -ˈtō-\ adjective

isotopically

play \ˌī-sə-ˈtä-pi-k(ə-)lē, -ˈtō-\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of isotope

is- + Greek topos place

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ISOTOPE Defined for English Language Learners

isotope

noun

Definition of isotope for English Language Learners

  • chemistry : any one of various forms in which the atoms of a chemical element can occur


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isotope

noun iso·tope \ ˈī-sə-ˌtōp \

medical Definition of isotope

1 :any of two or more species of atoms of a chemical element with the same atomic number and position in the periodic table and nearly identical chemical behavior but with differing atomic mass or mass number and different physical properties
2 :nuclide

isotopic

play \ˌī-sə-ˈtäp-ik, -ˈtō-pik\ adjective

isotopically

play \-ˈtäp-i-k(ə-)lē, -ˈtō-pi-\ adverb

isotopy

play \ˈī-sə-ˌtō-pē, ī-ˈsät-ə-pē\ noun plural isotopies


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