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a unit of radioactive disintegration, representing one million disintegrations per second.
Obsolete term for a unit of radioactivity, representing that quantity of radioactive material in which a million disintegrations are taking place per second; 37 rutherford = 1 mCi. See: Becquerel.
[Ernest Rutherford, British physicist and Nobel laureate, 1871-1937]
Rutherford,Ernest, English physicist and Nobel laureate, 1871-1937.
rutherford - obsolete term for a unit of radioactivity.