potassium-42


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potassium-42

[pə′tas·ē·əm ¦fȯr·dē′tü]
(nuclear physics)
Radioactive isotope with mass number of 42; half-life is 12.4 hours, with β- and γ-radiation; radiotoxic; used as radiotracer in medicine.
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