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  • n  a unit of radioactivity equal to one thousandth of a curie

  • An almost invisible speck of radioactive carbona millicurie became the first byproduct of atom-bomb-making to be released for medical research.
  • Carbon 14, one of the big sellers, costs $50 per millicurie (if made by the old-fashioned cyclotron method, it would cost $1,000,000).
  • The needle a powerful 50 millicurie source, 500,000 times what can be safely left in the body for a lifetimehad broken off in Joke's nasopharynx.

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