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The chemistry of radioactive materials.

ra′di·o·chem′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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1. (Chemistry) the chemistry of radioactive elements and their compounds
2. (Nuclear Physics) the chemistry of radioactive elements and their compounds
ˌradioˈchemical adj
ˌradioˈchemist n
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(ˌreɪ di oʊˈkɛm ə stri)

the chemical study of radioactive elements, both natural and artificial, and their use in the study of chemical processes.
ra`di•o•chem′ist, n.
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Noun1.radiochemistry - the chemistry of radioactive substancesradiochemistry - the chemistry of radioactive substances
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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