radionucleotide etymology

English word radionucleotide comes from English nucleotide, English radio-

Detailed word origin of radionucleotide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nucleotide English (eng) (biochemistry) The monomer constituting DNA or RNA biopolymer molecules. Each nucleotide consists of a nitrogenous heterocyclic base (or nucleobase), which can be either a double-ringed purine or a single-ringed pyrimidine; a five-carbon pentose sugar (deoxyribose in DNA or ribose in RNA); and a phosphate group.
radio- English (eng) (anatomy) radius (bone). (geometry) radius. Radiation. Radio (broadcasting).
radionucleotide English (eng) Any nucleotide labelled with a radioactive tracer.

Words with the same origin as radionucleotide

Descendants of nucleotide
nucleotidase nucleotidic
Descendants of radio-