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isotope

 [i´so-tōp]
a chemical element having the same atomic number as another (i.e., the same number of nuclear protons), but having a different atomic mass (i.e., a different number of nuclear neutrons).
radioactive isotope radioisotope.
stable isotope one that does not transmute into another element with emission of corpuscular or electromagnetic radiations.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sta·ble i·so·tope

a nonradioactive nuclide; an isotope that shows no tendency to undergo radioactive decomposition.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sta·ble i·so·tope

(stā'bĕl ī'sŏ-tōp)
A nonradioactive nuclide; an isotope that shows no tendency to undergo radioactive decomposition.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sta·ble i·so·tope

(stā'bĕl ī'sŏ-tōp)
A nonradioactive nuclide; an isotope that shows no tendency to undergo radioactive decomposition.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Geographical variation in carbon stable isotope signatures of marine predators: A tool to investigate their foraging areas in the Southern Ocean.
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We obtained the precipitation [[delta].sup.2]H stable isotope values for each sample location from Waterisotopes.org of the Online Isotopes in Precipitation Calculator(OIPC), which is provided by the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Trophic shift in the diet of the pelagic thresher shark based on stomach contents and stable isotope analyses.
The oxygen stable isotope ratios ([delta][.sup.18]O) of waters differ in characteristic ways with climate and geography (Craig 1961) and, therefore, reflect differences in geography.
The origins of POM can be estimated from a combination of C:N and stable isotope ratio.
Soils at different depths plot in the mixing zone between silicate minerals with local and Asian origins, and the stable isotope ratios of these two components enable quantification of the relative contributions of these two sources.
Current methodologies limit the forensic application of impurity profiling and stable isotope analysis to laboratories with strict quality assurance/quality control measures and the necessary equipment to perform sample preparation and analysis.
We used a Bayesian stable isotope mixing model to estimate the relative importance of bivalves and vegetation in muskrat diets (Program MxSIR; Moore and Semmens, 2008).
Filled vacutainers were shipped to the stable isotope laboratory of the IZW.