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[mil-i-kyoo r-ee, -kyoo-ree] /ˈmɪl ɪˌkyʊər i, -kyʊˌri/
noun, Physics, Chemistry
a unit of radioactivity equal to one thousandth of a curie; 3.70 × 10 7 disintegrations per second.
Abbreviation: mCi, mc.
Origin of millicurie
1905-10; milli- + curie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Commonly used submultiples of the curie are the millicurie and the microcurie.
millicurie in Medicine

millicurie mil·li·cu·rie (mĭl'ĭ-kyur'ē, -kyu-rē')
Abbr. mCi
A unit of radioactivity equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a curie.

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