strontium-90

Definitions

General Science

  • noun an isotope of strontium that is formed in nuclear reactions and, because it is part of the fallout of nuclear explosions, can enter the food chain, affecting in particular animals’ bones

Medical

  • noun an isotope of strontium which is formed in nuclear reactions and, because it is part of the fallout of nuclear explosions, can enter the food chain, attacking in particular the bones of humans and animals
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