Definition of Tritium

1. Noun. A radioactive isotope of hydrogen; atoms of tritium have three times the mass of ordinary hydrogen atoms.

Generic synonyms: Atomic Number 1, H, Hydrogen



Definition of Tritium

1. Noun. (isotope) A radioactive isotope of the element hydrogen, (symbol T or (nuclide 3 1 H)), having one proton and two neutrons. ¹

2. Noun. An atom of this isotope. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tritium

1. an isotope of hydrogen [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tritium

1. Long lived radioactive isotope of hydrogen (half life 12.26 years). Weak emitter, very suitable for autoradiography and relatively easy to incorporate into complex molecules. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tritium

tritiated thymidine
tritiated water
tritiates
tritical
triticale
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triticeal cartilage
triticeoglossus
triticeous
triticeum
triticin
triticum
triticums
tritide
tritides
tritium (current term)
tritium-breeding ratio
tritium inventory
tritium oxide
tritiums
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tritocaline
tritocerebra
tritocerebral
tritocerebrum
tritolyl phosphates
tritoma
tritomas
triton
triton burnup

Literary usage of Tritium

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1. Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators: Workshop by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (2001)
"Since tritium relatively quickly approaches its equilibrium, ... Included in Table 4 are characteristics of tritium accumulation in the Fusion Neutron ..."

2. Maintaining Budgetary Discipline: Spending and Revenue Options edited by Sherry Snyder (1999)
"tritium gas is an essential ingredient for nuclear weapons. Because the gas, which is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, decays at a rate of 5.5 percent a ..."

3. Occupational Exposure Management at Nuclear Power Plants: Fourth ISOE by European Commission, European Technical Centre (2005)
"Key words: radiation/risk/analysis/HTO/tritium. Radiation risk of tritium tritium is a common radionuclide in PWR plant existing mainly in the manner of HTO ..."

4. Nuclear Production Of Hydrogen: Second Information Exchange Meeting, Argonne by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2004)
"tritium permeation In the HTGR hydrogen production system, tritium ... From the viewpoint of a safety design, tritium in the product hydrogen should be ..."

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