bone seeker


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bone seeker

[′bōn ‚sēk·ər]
(nucleonics)
A radioisotope that tends to accumulate in the bones when it is introduced into the body; an example is strontium-90, which behaves chemically like calcium.
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LOCKHART, ERSKINE The Bone Seeker by MJ McGrath Set in the Arctic above Canada, the story opens when a young girl is found dead in a pool that the Inuit say has bad spirits.
Other radioactive materials that could easily find their way into scrap metal include isotopes of americium, radium and strontium which, unlike 137 cesium or Ocobalt, tend to settle into the bone ("bone seekers") and remain in the body for several decades.