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microcurie

[mahy-kruh-kyoo r-ee, mahy-kroh-kyoo-ree] /ˈmaɪ krəˌkyʊər i, ˌmaɪ kroʊ kyʊˈri/
noun, Physics, Chemistry
1.
a unit of radioactivity, equal to one millionth of a curie; 3.70 × 10 4 disintegrations per second. Symbol: μCi, μc.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; micro- + curie
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  • Commonly used submultiples of the curie are the millicurie and the microcurie.
  • The small cylindrical object outside radiation reading was in the microcurie range.
microcurie in Medicine

microcurie mi·cro·cu·rie (mī'krō-kyur'ē, mī'krō-kyu-rē')
n.

Abbr. μCi A unit or quantity of radiation equivalent to one-millionth of a curie.

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