radioactive metal

radioactive metal

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv ′med·əl]
(nuclear physics)
A luminous metallic element, such as actinium, radium, or uranium, that spontaneously and continuously emits radiation capable in some degree of penetrating matter impervious to ordinary light.
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Polonium is a rare and highly radioactive metal and none of it is found naturally in the human body.
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Additional research suggests that we could one day use a different radioactive metal to effectively kill the tumours," said Dr.
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