decay product(redirected from Precursor nuclide)
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Etymology: L, de + cadere, to fall, producere, to produce
a stable or radioactive nuclide formed by the disintegration of a radionuclide, either directly or as a result of successive transformation in a radioactive series. Also called daughter product.
An isotope formed during the decay of a radioactive material. Synonym: daughter product