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radioactive

 [ra″de-o-ak´tiv]
characterized by radioactivity.
radioactive iodine uptake test radioiodine uptake test.
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ra·di·o·ac·tive

(rā'dē-ō-ak'tiv),
Possessing radioactivity.
Synonym(s): radio- (2)
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radioactive

adjective Referring to radioactivity or emission of radiation—e.g., alpha or beta particles, or gamma emission—from an atomic nucleus.
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radioactive

adjective Referring to radioactivity or emission of radiation–eg, alpha or beta particles, or gamma rays from an atomic nucleus
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ra·di·o·ac·tive

(rā'dē-ō-ak'tiv)
Possessing radioactivity.
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