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 And that exposure estimate could vary wildly depending on the planet’s age, radionuclide abundance, and mass. Katherine Kornei, Science | AAAS, "No star, no problem: Radioactivity could make otherwise frozen planets habitable," 1 Apr. 2020 Could a single planet amass such a large stockpile of radionuclides? Katherine Kornei, Science | AAAS, "No star, no problem: Radioactivity could make otherwise frozen planets habitable," 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, "No additional hot spots detected in soil at edge of Rocky Flats where elevated plutonium reading was found," 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, "Trail plans prompt first soil samples in 13 years at Rocky Flats," 2 July 2019 These are backed up by 16 radionuclide laboratories that provide independent analysis. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Report Says European Mystery Radiation Isn't Real. That Isn't Stopping an Air Force Investigation.," 22 Feb. 2017 His death was ultimately attributed to drinking tea poisoned with radionuclide polonium-210. Fox News, "Poisoned Russian ex-spy, daughter have slim chance of surviving, niece says," 2 Oct. 2018 His death was ultimately attributed to drinking tea poisoned with radionuclide polonium-210. Fox News, "Poisoned Russian ex-spy, daughter have slim chance of surviving, niece says," 2 Oct. 2018 Map of radionuclide monitoring stations part of the CTBTO's International Monitoring System. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Report Says European Mystery Radiation Isn't Real. That Isn't Stopping an Air Force Investigation.," 22 Feb. 2017

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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 19 Oct. 2020.

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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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