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radioisotope (ray-di-oh-I-sŏ-tohp) n. an isotope of an element that emits alpha, beta, or gamma radiation during its decay into another element. Artificial radioisotopes, such as iodine-131 and cobalt-60, are produced by bombarding elements with beams of neutrons. They are widely used in medicine as tracers and as sources of radiation for the different techniques of radiotherapy.

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ra·di·o·i·so·tope / ˌrādēōˈīsəˌtōp/ • n. Chem. a radioactive isotope. DERIVATIVES: ra·di·o·i·so·top·ic / -ˌīsəˈtäpik/ adj.

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radioisotope

radioisotope (radioactive isotope) An isotope of an element that is radioactive. See labelling.

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radioisotope: see radioactive isotope.

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