radiogenic

[rey-dee-oh-jen-ik]
adjective
1.
Physics. produced by radioactive decay: radiogenic lead; radiogenic heat.
2.
having qualities or characteristics that broadcast well; suitable for presentation on the radio.

Origin:
1925–30; radio- + -genic

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radiogenic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪk)
 
adj
produced or caused by radioactive decay: a radiogenic element; radiogenic heat

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radiogenic   (rā'dē-ō-jěn'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Being a stable element that is product of radioactive decay. For example, carbon 12 is often radiogenic, having been produced by radioactive decay of carbon 14.

  2. Relating to the relation between radiogenic and radioactive elements, especially as a means of determining the age of objects, as in radiometric dating.


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We have reviewed the claim and have determined that a diagnosis of potentially radiogenic skin cancer has been rendered.
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