ra·​dio·​gen·​ic | \ ˌrā-dē-ō-ˈje-nik How to pronounce radiogenic (audio) \

Definition of radiogenic

: produced by or determined from radioactivity radiogenic isotopes radiogenic tumors

Examples of radiogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the early years of the energy employees’ compensation program, more than a dozen workers, like Somerville, tested positive for beryllium sensitization and later developed the full-blown disease and radiogenic cancers, Pompa said. Yamil Berard, star-telegram, "The perils of Pantex: Hundreds of workers sickened at Texas nuclear weapons plant | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 12 Dec. 2015 The fate of high-angle dipping slabs in the subduction factory: an integrated trace element and radiogenic isotope (U, Th, Sr, Nd, Pb) study of Stromboli Volcano, Aeolian Arc, Italy. Erik Klemetti, WIRED, "Etna Week (Part 3) – Etna's Volcanic Hazards," 20 Aug. 2010

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First Known Use of radiogenic

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Radiogenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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ra·​dio·​gen·​ic | \ ˌrād-ē-ō-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce radiogenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of radiogenic

: produced or caused by radioactivity radiogenic isotopes radiogenic cancer

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