iridium-192


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iridium-192

[i′rid·ē·əm ¦wən¦nīn·tē′tü]
(nuclear physics)
Radioactive isotope of iridium with a 75-day half-life; β and γ radiation; used in cancer treatment and for radiography of light metal castings.
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