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n. an isotope of an element that emits alpha, beta, or gamma radiation during its decay into another element. Artificial radioisotopes, produced by bombarding elements with beams of neutrons, are widely used in medicine as tracers and as sources of radiation for the different techniques of radiotherapy.

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