radiotracer

noun
ra·​dio·​trac·​er | \ ˈrā-dē-ō-ˌtrā-sər How to pronounce radiotracer (audio) \

Definition of radiotracer

: a radioactive tracer

Examples of radiotracer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These radiotracers decay via positron emission, creating back-to-back gamma rays that are simultaneously detected by a PET scanner. Julie Grisham, Scientific American, "Faster, clearer PET images offer new views on disease," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of radiotracer

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Radiotracer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiotracer. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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radiotracer

noun
ra·​dio·​trac·​er | \ ˈrād-ē-ō-ˌtrā-sər How to pronounce radiotracer (audio) \

Medical Definition of radiotracer

: a radioactive tracer

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