induced radioactivity


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Related to induced radioactivity: Natural radioactivity, artificial radioactivity

ar·ti·fi·cial ra·di·o·ac·tiv·i·ty

the radioactivity of isotopes created by the bombardment of naturally occurring isotopes by subatomic particles, or high levels of x- or gamma radiation.

induced radioactivity

Temporary radioactivity of a substance that has been exposed to a radioactive element.
See also: radioactivity