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isotope

 [i´so-tōp]
a chemical element having the same atomic number as another (i.e., the same number of nuclear protons), but having a different atomic mass (i.e., a different number of nuclear neutrons).
radioactive isotope radioisotope.
stable isotope one that does not transmute into another element with emission of corpuscular or electromagnetic radiations.

sta·ble i·so·tope

a nonradioactive nuclide; an isotope that shows no tendency to undergo radioactive decomposition.

sta·ble i·so·tope

(stā'bĕl ī'sŏ-tōp)
A nonradioactive nuclide; an isotope that shows no tendency to undergo radioactive decomposition.

sta·ble i·so·tope

(stā'bĕl ī'sŏ-tōp)
A nonradioactive nuclide; an isotope that shows no tendency to undergo radioactive decomposition.

isotope

a chemical element having the same atomic number as another (i.e. the same number of nuclear protons), but having a different atomic mass (i.e. a different number of nuclear neutrons).

radioactive isotope
one having an unstable nucleus and which emits characteristic radiation during its decay to a stable form. See also radioisotope.
stable isotope
one that does not transmute into another element with emission of corpuscular or electromagnetic radiations.
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