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becquerel

 (Bq) [bek-ĕ-rel´]
the SI unit of radioactivity, defined as the quantity of a radionuclide that undergoes one decay per second; one curie equals 3.7 × 1010 becquerels.
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Bec·que·rel

(bek-ă-rel'),
Antoine H., French physicist and Nobel laureate, 1852-1908. See: becquerel, Becquerel rays.

bec·que·rel (Bq),

(bek-ă-rel'),
The SI unit of measurement of radioactivity, equal to 1 disintegration per second; 1 Bq = 0.027 × 10-9 Ci.
[A. H. Becquerel]
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Becquerel

The International System (SI) unit for measuring radioactivity based on radioactive decay, equal to 1 disintegration (nuclear transition)/sec. Named after Antoine-Henri Becquerel, French Nobel Laureate, who discoverered of radioactivity. 

1 Bq = 3.70 x 1010 Ci (Curie, which it supersedes)
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bec·que·rel

(bek-ă-rel')
The SI unit of measurement of radioactivity, equal to 1 disintegration per second; 1 Bq = 0.027 × 10-9 Ci.
See also: absorption
[A. H. Becquerel]
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Becquerel

A unit of the strength of radioactivity from a particular source. A Becquerel is defined as one nuclear disintegration per second.
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Becquerel,

Antoine H., French physicist and Nobel laureate, 1852-1908.
becquerel - the SI unit of measurement of radioactivity.
Becquerel rays - obsolete term for radiation given off by uranium and other radioactive substances.
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