mil·​li·​cu·​rie | \ ˌmi-lə-ˈkyu̇r-(ˌ)ē How to pronounce millicurie (audio) , -kyu̇-ˈrē \

Definition of millicurie

: one thousandth of a curie

Examples of millicurie in a Sentence

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, "Health," 1 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of millicurie

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Millicurie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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mil·​li·​cu·​rie | \ ˌmil-ə-ˈkyu̇(ə)r-(ˌ)ē, -kyu̇-ˈrē How to pronounce millicurie (audio) \

Medical Definition of millicurie

: one thousandth of a curie abbreviation mCi

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