kilocurie


kilocurie
(kCi)
   a unit of radioactivity equal to 1000 curies or 37 terabecquerels (TBq), that is, 37 trillion atomic disintegrations per second. The strength of the powerful radiation sources used in cancer therapy are customarily stated in kilocuries.

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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  • kilocurie — /kil euh kyoor ee, kyoo ree /, n. a unit of radioactivity, equal to 1000 curies. Abbr.: kCi, kc [1945 50; KILO + CURIE] * * * …   Universalium

  • kilocurie — kilo·cu·rie (kCi) (kil″o kuґre) a unit of radioactivity, being one thousand (103) curies …   Medical dictionary

  • kilocurie — kil•o•cu•rie [[t]ˈkɪl əˌkyʊər i, kyʊˌri[/t]] n. phs a unit of radioactivity, equal to 1000 curies Abbr.: kc • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • kilocurie — /kil euh kyoor ee, kyoo ree /, n. a unit of radioactivity, equal to 1000 curies. Abbr.: kCi, kc [1945 50; KILO + CURIE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • kCi — • kilocurie …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • kCi — kilocurie * * * kilocurie …   Medical dictionary

  • kCi — kilocurie; kilocuries. * * * …   Universalium

  • kCi — kilocurie; kilocuries …   Useful english dictionary

  • kilo- — ♦ Métrol. Élément (symb. k), du gr. khilioi « mille », qui multiplie par mille l unité dont il précède le nom : kilogramme, kilofranc. ♢ Inform. Élément (symb. K), qui multiplie par 210 (soit 1 024) l unité d information dont il précède le nom :… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Manhattan Project — This article is about the atomic bomb project. For other uses, see Manhattan Project (disambiguation). Manhattan District The Manhattan Project created the first nuclear bombs. The Trinity test …   Wikipedia


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