<physics, radiobiology> A radionuclide whose decay is accompanied by the emission of beta particles, most commonly negatively charged electrons. Many isotopes used in biology, such as 3H, 14C, 35S and 32P are pure beta emitters.

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(11 Mar 2008)

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