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Definition of Tritium

Tritium: Hydrogen-3, an isotope of hydrogen. Tritium is a long-lived weak emitter of radiation and can be easily incorporated in large molecules such as DNA, and is therefore much used for autoradiography in the laboratory.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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