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tritium

 [trit´e-um, trish´e-um]
the mass 3 isotope of hydrogen, symbol 3H, with a half-life of 12.26 years and used as an indicator or tracer in metabolic studies.

tritium

/trit·i·um/ (trit´e-um) see hydrogen.

tritium (H)3

[trit′ē·əm, trish′əm]
Etymology: Gk, tritos, third
the radioactive isotope of the hydrogen atom, used as a tracer; a beta emitter. See also deuterium, protium.

hy·dro·gen 3

(3H) (hī'drō-jen)
A hydrogen isotope of atomic weight 3; weakly radioactive, emitting beta particles to become the stable helium-3; half-life, 12.32 years.
Synonym(s): tritium.

tritium

a radioactive isotope of hydrogen with an atomic mass of three (H3).

tritium

the mass 3 isotope of hydrogen, symbol 3H, obtained by bombardment of beryllium in the cyclotron with deuterium ions. It has a half-life of about 31 years, and is used as an indicator or tracer in metabolic studies. See also tritiated thymidine.
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