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Definition of "microcurie" [microcurie]

  • A unit or radioactivity equal to one millionth of a curie: Symbol μCi (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "microcurie" in a sentence
  • "With iodine-131, if one were to reach the oral ingestion limit set by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of 30 microcurie, which is roughly 50 millisievert per dose, there would be an estimated total increase in cancer risk of 0.2%."
  • "Between 1945 and 1947, she and most of the 17 other patients in the secret program-11 of them in Rochester-received dosages of about .3 microcurie."
  • "They say it measured less than one half of a microcurie -- less than the amount of radiation that might be found in just a typical bag of garden fertilizer."