technetium

noun tech·ne·tium \ tek-ˈnē-sh(ē-)əm \

Definition of technetium

: a radioactive metallic element obtained especially from nuclear fuel as a product of uranium fission and used as a diagnostic radiopharmaceutical — see Chemical Elements Table

Origin and Etymology of technetium

New Latin, from Greek technētos artificial, from technasthai to devise by art, from technē


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technetium

noun tech·ne·tium \ tek-ˈnē-sh(ē-)əm \

medical Definition of technetium

: a metallic element that is obtained by bombarding molybdenum with deuterons or neutrons and in the fission of uranium and that is used in medicine in the preparation of radiopharmaceuticals symbol Tc — see pertechnetateChemical Elements Table

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