radionuclide

noun
ra·​dio·​nu·​clide | \ ˌrā-dē-ō-ˈnü-ˌklīd How to pronounce radionuclide (audio) , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of radionuclide

: a radioactive nuclide

Examples of radionuclide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rat snakes were used to gauge post-Fukushima radionuclide levels in the Abukuma Highlands, and hedgehogs with transmitter backpacks were found hibernating at unexpectedly high altitudes. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 28 Sep. 2021 And that exposure estimate could vary wildly depending on the planet’s age, radionuclide abundance, and mass. Katherine Kornei, Science | AAAS, 1 Apr. 2020 Could a single planet amass such a large stockpile of radionuclides? Katherine Kornei, Science | AAAS, 1 Apr. 2020 The latest samples, each of which was tested twice using different methods to detect the radionuclide, topped out at 2.9 picocuries per gram of soil. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, 3 Oct. 2019 Engineering Analytics will specifically be measuring for plutonium, americium and uranium and seeing whether levels of the radionuclides are a hazard to human health. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, 2 July 2019 These are backed up by 16 radionuclide laboratories that provide independent analysis. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 22 Feb. 2017 His death was ultimately attributed to drinking tea poisoned with radionuclide polonium-210. Fox News, 2 Oct. 2018 His death was ultimately attributed to drinking tea poisoned with radionuclide polonium-210. Fox News, 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of radionuclide

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Radionuclide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radionuclide. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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radionuclide

noun
ra·​dio·​nu·​clide | \ -ˈn(y)ü-ˌklīd How to pronounce radionuclide (audio) \

Medical Definition of radionuclide

: a radioactive nuclide

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