microcurie

noun

mi·​cro·​cu·​rie ˈmī-krō-ˌkyu̇r-ē How to pronounce microcurie (audio)
ˌmī-krō-kyu̇-ˈrē
: a unit of quantity or of radioactivity equal to one millionth of a curie

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microcurie was in 1911

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“Microcurie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microcurie. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

microcurie

noun
: a unit of quantity or of radioactivity equal to one millionth of a curie
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