cobalt 60


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cobalt 60


n.
a radioisotope of cobalt having a mass number of 60 and a half-life of 5.2 years, used chiefly in radiotherapy.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.cobalt 60 - a radioactive isotope of cobalt with mass number 60; a source of exceptionally intense gamma rays; used in radiation therapy
atomic number 27, cobalt, Co - a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
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