isotope isotope  /ˈaɪ sə ˌtoʊp/

Definition(s):

  • (n) one of two or more atoms with the same atomic number but with different numbers of neutrons

Usage(s):

  1. Even stranger, the isotopeunlike many of its transuranium counterparts appeared to be in no rush to disappear.
  2. Scientists unmasking isotopes in hair help detectives take the right path during investigations.
  3. If people lived on radioactive isotopes, the cost of living would be no source of worry.

News

  1. Isotope's thoughts in home state of Oklahoma

    There's one Albuquerque Isotope from Oklahoma on this year's roster and infielder Rusty Ryal has more on his mind than just playing baseball.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KOAT Albuquerque

  2. SHINE making progress

    The company that plans to build a production plant in Janesville continues to make progress in its bid to produce a medical isotope used in more than 40 million medical imaging tests each year.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Janesville Gazette

  3. UK coroner calls for public inquiry into Litvinenko murder

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The coroner tasked with overseeing an inquest into the murder of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko called for the British government to hold a public inquiry into the death after he concluded evidence would be kept secret from his own hearing. Litvinenko, 43, died after drinking polonium-210, a radioactive isotope, that had been slipped into his tea at ...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Health Canada has been working hard to secure alternative supplies of medical isotope Moly 99 since the Chalk River shutdown," Canada's Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said in a statement.
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Leona Aglukkaq Source: Reuters India

  2. "Over the long term, we will work with the private sector to develop solutions to bring on new sources of isotope supply," Lunn told MPs at the Commons natural resources committee.
    on Jun 5, 2006 By: Gary Lunn Source: 940 News

  3. "We inquired into gaining supply from the four other medical isotope suppliers in France, Belgium, Netherlands and South Africa," Clement said. "In doing so, we found out that the French and South African reactors were going through routine...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Tony Clement Source: 940 News

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