Radioactive
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Radioactive

Able to give off rays by spontaneous disintegration. The radioactive elements are usually those having an atomic number of 84 or greater and the phenomenon of radioactivity is not affected by chemical or physical influences.

Radioactive

Any element capable of giving off rays or subatomic particles by spontaneous disintegration. The radioactive elements are usually those having an atomic number of 84 or greater and the phenomenon of radioactivity is not affected by chemical or physical influences or matter adulterated by radioactivity.

Radioactive

Giving off or capable of giving off radiant energy in the form of particles or rays, as in alpha, beta, and gamma rays.

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Radioactive has been defined 4 different ways in documents like USPC Consolidated Glossary, USPC Consolidated Glossary, Glossary, and 1 more.

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