radioactive tag


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tag

 [tag]
1. a small appendage, flap, or polyp.
2. label.
radioactive tag radioactive label.

radioactive tag

A radioactive isotope that is incorporated into a chemical or organic material to allow its detection in metabolic or chemical processes. Synonym: radiolabel
See also: tag

tag

1. a small appendage, flap or polyp.
2. label. See ear tag, tail tag.

cutaneous tag
fibrovascular papilloma.
radioactive tag
a radioisotope that has been incorporated in a chemical compound.
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Today, laboratories typically screen for drugs with devices that use molecules labeled with radioactive tags or fluorescent dyes.

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