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(doo-tēr′ē-ŭm, dū- )

[ deutero- + -ium (1)]
SYMB: 2H, D The isotope of hydrogen with an atomic weight (mass) 2. It is used in certain nuclear reactors as an absorber of neutrons. Water made from deuterium is incompatible with life if ingested exclusively because of slight differences in bond angles and distances that prevent necessary hydrogen bonding.
SYN: SEE: heavy hydrogen

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Deuterium." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/739151/all/deuterium.
Deuterium. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/739151/all/deuterium. Accessed July 21, 2019.
Deuterium. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/739151/all/deuterium
Deuterium [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 21]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/739151/all/deuterium.
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