effective half-life


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effective half-life

[ə¦fek·tiv ′haf ‚līf]
(nucleonics)
The half-life of a radioisotope in a biological organism, resulting from a combination of radioactive decay and biological elimination.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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