ra·​dio·​chem·​is·​try | \ ˌrā-dē-ō-ˈke-mə-strē How to pronounce radiochemistry (audio) \

Definition of radiochemistry

: a branch of chemistry dealing with radioactive substances and phenomena including tracer studies

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Other Words from radiochemistry

radiochemical \ ˌrā-​dē-​ō-​ˈke-​mi-​kəl How to pronounce radiochemical (audio) \ adjective
radiochemically \ ˌrā-​dē-​ō-​ˈke-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce radiochemically (audio) \ adverb
radiochemist \ ˌrā-​dē-​ō-​ˈke-​mist How to pronounce radiochemist (audio) \ noun

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In those early days, radiochemistry was a kind of scavenger hunt to collect and understand these features. New York Times, "Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Rona, Pioneering Scientist Amid Dangers of War," 28 Aug. 2019 The nuclear-research center was hit with five weapons, the radiochemistry laboratory was hit, Building 500 close to that laboratory was hit, and the fuel fabrication facility was hit. Uri Friedman, The Atlantic, "North Korea: The Military Options," 17 May 2017 After graduating from South Carolina State University with a degree in chemistry and a concentration in radiochemistry, McCullough now works as a nuclear scientist at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Julie Mazziotta,, "Miss USA Kára McCullough Sparks Controversy for Calling Health Care a 'Privilege'," 15 May 2017 McCullough earned her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with a concentration in radiochemistry from South Carolina State University. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Who won Miss USA title Sunday night? She has ties to the Carolinas," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of radiochemistry

1904, in the meaning defined above

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ra·​dio·​chem·​is·​try | \ ˌrād-ē-ō-ˈkem-ə-strē How to pronounce radiochemistry (audio) \
plural radiochemistries

Medical Definition of radiochemistry

: a branch of chemistry dealing with radioactive substances and phenomena including tracer studies

called also nuclear chemistry

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