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nucleosynthesis

noun nu·cle·o·syn·the·sis \ˌnü-klē-ō-ˈsin(t)-thə-səs, ˌnyü-\

Definition of NUCLEOSYNTHESIS

:  the production of a chemical element from simpler nuclei (as of hydrogen) especially in a star
nu·cle·o·syn·thet·ic \-sin-ˈthe-tik\ adjective

Origin of NUCLEOSYNTHESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1960

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