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A sealed container that is opaque to ionized radiation but translucent to optical wave lengths and is used to handle radioactive material, such as isotopes being prepared for medical purposes, using heavy lead-lined gloves that do not transmit ionized radiation. A similar device, although not radiopaque, is used to manipulate preparations of dangerous pathogens and the cultures, or experimental animals, used to investigate them.

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