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radioactive

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

ra·di·o·ac·tive

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

radioactive

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

radioactive

adjective Referring to radioactivity or emission of radiation–eg, alpha or beta particles, or gamma rays from an atomic nucleus

ra·di·o·ac·tive

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