microcurie


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microcurie

 (μCi) [mi″kro-ku´re]
one millionth (10−6) of a curie.

mi·cro·cu·rie (mcCi),

(mī'krō-kū'rē),
One-millionth of a curie; a quantity of any radionuclide with 3.7 × 104 disintegrations per second.

mi·cro·cu·rie

(mcCi) (mī'krō-kyūr'ē)
One millionth of a curie; a quantity of any radionuclide with 3.7 × 104 disintegrations per second.

mi·cro·cu·rie

(mcCi) (mī'krō-kyūr'ē)
One millionth of a curie; a quantity of any radionuclide with 3.7 × 104 disintegrations per second.
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Thus, when the health physicist at Three Mile Island nuclear power station said that a radioactive plume of several thousand microcuries of xenon gas had been released, he meant that only a very small and innocuous emission had occurred.
For Leyner/Bizarro has a chunk of kryptonite implanted in his pineal gland, which is hardwired to his third eye, which mystic organ saturates "the Dave" with ultimately toxic microcuries of self-regard.
The required level of radioactivity in the source is on the order of microcuries; a relatively low level, capable of being handled in most serious laboratories.