One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Produced by radioactivity.‘a radiogenic isotope’
- ‘Although oxygen data might conceivably be affected in this way, radiogenic isotopes should not and for these there is no strong correlation with any major element parameter.’
- ‘Once the melt has crystallized, radiogenic argon accumulation recommences.’
- ‘Over time these original ratios will become modified as more and more of the parent isotope turns into the radiogenic daughter isotope.’
- ‘However, some of the age variation may record a real uneven distribution of radiogenic argon.’
- ‘Pb isotope studies showed that the minor sub-Waulsortian mineralization is significantly less radiogenic than that of the main mineralization, implying two different sources for lead.’
- ‘In addition to microbiological testing, dust samples are screened for the presence of heavy metals, pesticides, and radiogenic elements.’
- ‘It is nevertheless significant that at most only 15-20% of Uranus' internal energy is estimated to be from radiogenic heating.’
- ‘It is therefore likely that the radiogenic lead content in these rocks is also the result of a contribution from a subducted sedimentary component.’
- ‘He explained that the two known sources of heat: radiogenic heating and tidal heating, are not enough, either alone or in combination to account for the behaviour.’
- ‘Because of their large rural populations these areas generally lack health care services needed to screen and treat radiogenic diseases.’
2Well suited in style or subject for broadcasting by radio.‘a radiogenic series’
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