[ US /ˈtɹeɪsɝ/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈe‍ɪsɐ/ ]
  1. (radiology) any radioactive isotope introduced into the body to study metabolism or other biological processes
  2. an instrument used to make tracings
  3. ammunition whose flight can be observed by a trail of smoke
  4. an investigator who is employed to find missing persons or missing goods
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How To Use tracer In A Sentence

  • An almost seam free marble floor can be inlaid with tracery, borders, natural mosaics and other patterns in an infinite number of ways.
  • Additionally, a polyclonal intracerebral inflammatory response may precede the proliferation of monoclonal malignant lymphoid cells.
  • Ochre and red rippled across the male's mantle, in the delicate, complex traceries of which only males were capable.
  • One of the oldest uses for praseodymium is in the manufacture of misch metal, a pyrophoric metal (a metal that gives sparks when struck) used to make lighter flints and tracer bullets.
  • Some of the drawings, like stained-glass tracery, are studies for the paintings.
  • Here is a jade-coloured conglomeration of life resembling nothing in the world more than a loose handful of worms without beginning and without end, interloped and writhing and glowing as it writhes with opalescent fires; and here a tiny leafless shrub, jointed with each alternate joint, ivory, white, and ruby-red respectively; again this tracery of gold and green and salmon pink decorating a shiny stone, in formal and consistent pattern. My Tropic Isle
  • Blandamer window, where in the centre of the infinite multiplication of the tracery shone the sea-green and silver of the nebuly coat. The Nebuly Coat
  • The curtains are made of saris glittering with sequins a tracery of gold threads unfurling.
  • Flashing white light illuminated the silhouettes of the mountains and red and yellow tracer fire soared into the sky. DESPERADOES
  • Radioactive tracers have been used to map the metabolic activity of the brain.
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