millicurie

noun

mil·​li·​cu·​rie ˌmi-lə-ˈkyu̇r-(ˌ)ē How to pronounce millicurie (audio)
-kyu̇-ˈrē
: one thousandth of a curie

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There are currently only about fifteen hundred to seventeen hundred millicuries of actinium-225 anywhere in the world, which would just treat one hundred to two hundred patients a year. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, 1 Feb. 2020

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Word History

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First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of millicurie was in 1910

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“Millicurie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/millicurie. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

millicurie

noun

: one thousandth of a curie
abbreviation mCi
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