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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

uranium 238(n.)

  1. the radioactive uranium isotope having a mass number of 238, used chiefly in nuclear reactors as a source of the fissionable isotope plutonium 239.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uranium 238(noun)

    the commonest isotope of uranium; it is not fissionable but when irradiated with neutrons it produces fissionable plutonium 239


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