radiogenic isotope


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radiogenic isotope

[¦rād·ē·ō¦jen·ik ′ī·sə‚tōp]
(nuclear physics)
An isotope which was produced by the decay of a radioisotope, but which itself may or may not be radioactive.
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He is currently Professor of Geology at McMaster University, and his books include Radiogenic Isotope Geology (1995, 2005, 2018), Pagan Trinity-Holy Trinity (2008), and A Scientific Commentary on Genesis 1-11 (2015, 2018).
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