a common unit of radioactivity, used to measure radioactivity occurring naturally in the environment. One picocurie equals 10-12 curie or 0.037 becquerel; this corresponds to one atomic disintegration about every 27 seconds--a very low rate of activity.

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  • picocurie — picocuríe s. f., art. picocuría, g. d. art. picocuríei; pl. picocuríi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PICOCURÍE s.m. (fiz.) Unitate de radioactivitate, egală cu a bilioana (bilion) parte dintr un curie. [ …   Dicționar Român

  • picocurie — pi·co·cu·rie .pē kō kyu̇(ə)r (.)ē, kyu̇ rē n one trillionth of a curie abbr. pCi * * * pi·co·cu·rie (pCi) (pi″ko kuґre) a unit of radioactivity, being one trillionth (10−12) of a curie …   Medical dictionary

  • picocurie — pi·co·curie …   English syllables

  • picocurie —  n.m. Un millionième de millionième de curie …   Le dictionnaire des mots absents des autres dictionnaires

  • picocurie — ¦pēkōˌ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pico + curie : one trillionth of a curie …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pc — picocurie; picocuries. * * * …   Universalium

  • List of unusual units of measurement — For units of measure primarily used in countries where English is not the main language, see the article specific to that country, a list of which can be found in the systems of measurement article. An unusual unit of measurement is a unit of… …   Wikipedia

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