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ra•di•um



Pronunciation: (rā'dē-um), [key]
n.
1. Chem.a highly radioactive metallic element whose decay yields radon gas and alpha rays. Symbol: Ra; at. wt.: 226; at. no.: 88.
2. a lustrous rayon or silk fabric constructed in plain weave and used in women's apparel, lining, and drapery.

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radishradium A
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