kilocurie


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kilocurie

(ˈkɪləˌkjʊərɪ)
n
1. (Units) one thousand curies
2. (Nuclear Physics) one thousand curies
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kil•o•cu•rie

(ˈkɪl əˌkyʊər i, -kyʊˌri)

n.
a unit of radioactivity, equal to 1000 curies. Abbr.: kCi
[1945–50]
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