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artificial radioactivity

noun, Physics.
radioactivity introduced into a nonradioactive substance by bombarding the substance with charged particles.
Also called induced radioactivity. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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artificial-radioactivity in Medicine

artificial radioactivity n.
The radioactivity of isotopes that have been artificially produced through the bombardment of naturally occurring isotopes by subatomic particles or by high levels of x-rays or gamma rays. Also called induced radioactivity.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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