# becquerel

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## becquerel

(Bq) [bek-ĕ-rel´]
the SI unit of radioactivity, defined as the quantity of a radionuclide that undergoes one decay per second; one curie equals 3.7 × 1010 becquerels.

## Bec·que·rel

(bek-ă-rel'),
Antoine H., French physicist and Nobel laureate, 1852-1908. See: becquerel, Becquerel rays.

## bec·que·rel (Bq),

(bek-ă-rel'),
The SI unit of measurement of radioactivity, equal to 1 disintegration per second; 1 Bq = 0.027 × 10-9 Ci.
[A. H. Becquerel]

## becquerel

/bec·que·rel/ (bek″ĕ-rel´) a unit of radioactivity, defined as the quantity of a radionuclide that undergoes one decay per second (s−1). One curie equals 3.7 × 1010 becquerels. Abbreviated Bq.

## becquerel (Bq)

[bekrel′, bek′ərel′]
Etymology: Antoine H. Becquerel, French physicist, 1852-1908

## Becquerel

The International System (SI) unit for measuring radioactivity based on radioactive decay, equal to 1 disintegration (nuclear transition)/sec. Named after Antoine-Henri Becquerel, French Nobel Laureate, who discoverered of radioactivity.

1 Bq = 3.70 x 1010 Ci (Curie, which it supersedes)

## bec·que·rel

(bek-ă-rel')
The SI unit of measurement of radioactivity, equal to 1 disintegration per second; 1 Bq = 0.027 × 10-9 Ci.
[A. H. Becquerel]

## Becquerel

A unit of the strength of radioactivity from a particular source. A Becquerel is defined as one nuclear disintegration per second.

## Becquerel,

Antoine H., French physicist and Nobel laureate, 1852-1908.
becquerel - the SI unit of measurement of radioactivity.
Becquerel rays - obsolete term for radiation given off by uranium and other radioactive substances.

## becquerel

the SI unit of radioactivity, defined as the quantity of a radionuclide that undergoes one decay per second (s−1). One becquerel equals 3.7 ×10−11 Ci. Abbreviated Bq. Supersedes the curie.
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