radionuclide

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

Definition of radionuclide

: a radioactive nuclide

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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 Cobb explained that in the aftermath of this, the ongoing risk posed by radionuclides (notably, iodine-131 and cesium isotopes 134 and 137) depended on their half-lives. William Steel, Ars Technica, "Remediating Fukushima—“When everything goes to hell, you go back to basics”," 11 May 2018 At Hanford, the Energy Department does undertake environmental monitoring to measure radionuclide concentrations in the air, water, soils, fish and wildlife. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Study: Traces of radioactive contamination found in homes of six Hanford workers," 14 June 2018 Three reactor cores melted down, releasing radionuclides into the air and, ultimately, the groundwater. Allen Pierleoni, latimes.com, "William T. Vollmann turns his mammoth talents to climate change," 11 May 2018

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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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