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Curie

[kyoo r-ee, kyoo-ree; French ky-ree] /ˈkyʊər i, kyʊˈri; French küˈri/
noun
1.
Irène
[French ee-ren] /French iˈrɛn/ (Show IPA),
Joliot-Curie, Irène.
2.
Marie
[muh-ree;; French ma-ree] /məˈri;; French maˈri/ (Show IPA),
1867–1934, Polish physicist and chemist in France: codiscoverer of radium 1898; Nobel Prize in Physics 1903, for chemistry 1911.
3.
her husband, Pierre
[pee-air;; French pyer] /piˈɛər;; French pyɛr/ (Show IPA),
1859–1906, French physicist and chemist: codiscoverer of radium; Nobel Prize in Physics 1903.
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curie

/ˈkjʊərɪ; -riː/
noun
1.
a unit of radioactivity that is equal to 3.7 × 1010 disintegrations per second Ci
Word Origin
C20: named after Pierre Curie

Curie

/ˈkjʊərɪ; -riː; French kyri/
noun
1.
Marie (mari). 1867–1934, French physicist and chemist, born in Poland: discovered with her husband Pierre the radioactivity of thorium, and discovered and isolated radium and polonium. She shared a Nobel prize for physics (1903) with her husband and Henri Becquerel, and was awarded a Nobel prize for chemistry (1911)
2.
her husband, Pierre (pjɛr). 1859–1906, French physicist and chemist
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curie

n.

"unit of radioactivity," 1910, named for Pierre Curie (1859-1906) or his wife, Marie (1867-1934), discoverers of radium.

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m curie in Medicine

curie cu·rie (kyur'ē, kyu-rē')
n.
Abbr. Ci
A unit of radioactivity, equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 3.7 × 1010 disintegrations per second.

Curie Cu·rie (kyur'ē, kyu-rē', kü-), Marie. Originally Manja Skłodowska.. 1867-1934.

Polish-born French chemist. She shared a 1903 Nobel Prize with her husband, Pierre Curie (1859-1906), and Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) for fundamental research on radioactivity. In 1911 she won a second Nobel Prize for her discovery and study of the elements radium and polonium.

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curie
  (kyr'ē, ky-rē')   
A unit used to measure the rate of radioactive decay. Radioactive decay is measured by the rate at which the atoms making up a radioactive substance are transformed into different atoms. One curie is equal to 37 billion (3.7 × 1010) of these transformations per second. Many scientists now measure radioactive decay in becquerels rather than curies.
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