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radiochemistry

Pronunciation: ra'de-o-kem'is-tre

Definition:

  1. The science of using radionuclides to synthesize labeled compounds for biochemical or biologic research, or radiopharmaceuticals for clinical diagnostic studies.
  2. The study of methods of labeling compounds with radionuclides.
  3. The science concerned with the effects of ionizing or nuclear radiation on chemical reactions or materials.
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