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sulfur 35

Pronunciation: sul'fur

Definition: A radioactive sulfur isotope; a beta emitter with a half-life of 87.2 days; used as a tracer in the study of the metabolism of cysteine, cystine, methionine, etc.; also used to estimate, with labeled sulfate, extracellular fluid volumes.

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