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 (mĭl′ĭ-kyo͝or′ē, -kyo͝o-rē′)
n. Abbr. mc or mCi
A unit of radioactivity equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a curie.
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(Units) one thousandth of a curie
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(ˈmɪl ɪˌkyʊər i, -kyʊˌri)

n., pl. -ies.
a unit of radioactivity, equal to 1/1000 of a curie. Abbr.: mCi, mc
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Noun1.millicurie - a unit of radioactivity equal to one thousandth of a curiemillicurie - a unit of radioactivity equal to one thousandth of a curie
radioactivity unit - a measure of radioactivity
Ci, curie - a unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second
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24 hours after injection of bacteria, 100 ml of a solution containing 0.5 millicurie (mCi) of radio labeled antibiotics were injected via the tail vein.
Two min after the start of walking, [approximately equal to] 8 millicurie of FDG in 10 mL of saline was infused into the vein via the inserted catheter.
The meagre volume of available 225 Ac means it would cost a laboratory about US$1,500 per millicurie to obtain, an amount far beyond what most research budgets could afford.
On the morning of the operation, one millicurie of [99.sup.m] Tc-labelled nanocolloid was routinely given as an areolar intradermal and peritumoural injection in the nuclear medicine facilities at Linksfield Park or Rosebank private clinics in Johannesburg, where the operative procedures were also performed.