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rutherford

 [ruth´er-ford]
a unit of radioactive disintegration, representing one million disintegrations per second.

ruth·er·ford

(rŭth'ĕr-fŏrd),
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

/ruth·er·ford/ (ruth´er-ford) a unit of radioactive disintegration, representing one million disintegrations per second.

Rutherford,

Ernest, English physicist and Nobel laureate, 1871-1937.
rutherford - obsolete term for a unit of radioactivity.

rutherford

a unit of radioactive disintegration, representing one million disintegrations per second. Called also Rd. The term is no longer used having been replaced by curie which is also now superseded by becquerel.
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