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U-238

or U 238

Chemistry

uranium 238

noun, Chemistry
1.
the radioactive uranium isotope having a mass number 238, comprising 99.28 percent of natural uranium: used chiefly in nuclear reactors as a source of the fissionable isotope plutonium 239.
Also called U-238, U 238.
Origin of uranium 238
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • I could use it for separating U-235 from U-238 just as easily.

    A Feast of Demons William Morrison
  • If you can use your demons to separate U-235 from U-238, you can use them for separating gold from sea water.

    A Feast of Demons William Morrison

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