[ RadSafe ] The "Nucular" debate

Wes Van Pelt WesVanPelt at verizon.net
Thu Apr 3 09:24:52 CDT 2008

My radiation users who are biologists almost invariably say "nucleotide"
when they try to talk about a nuclide.


Best regards,  
Wesley R. Van Pelt, PhD, CIH, CHP 
Wesley R. Van Pelt Associates, Inc.  
-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of Peter Bossew
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 3:53 AM
To: Brent Rogers; Radsafe Message
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] The "Nucular" debate

Maybe from French: nucléide ?

Brent Rogers wrote:
> Nuclear isn't the only word with 'nucleus' as it's nucleus to be
> mispronounced often.  I hear professionals in the radiation field
> saying "Chart of the Nu-clee-ides" instead of “Chart of the Nuclides".
> Where does that come from?
> Brent Rogers
> Sydney Australia

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