Definition of pertechnetate in English:

pertechnetate

(also pertechnitate, pertechnetiate)

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt of pertechnetic acid. Frequently attributive (Medicine), with reference to the use of such a salt as a radioactive tracer in various diagnostic scanning techniques.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Chemical Society. In some forms from per- + technet- + -ate. In β form from per- + technetium + -ate.

Pronunciation

pertechnetate

/pəˈtɛknɪteɪt/