photodisintegration


pho·to·dis·in·te·gra·tion

noun \-dis-ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən\

Definition of PHOTODISINTEGRATION

:  disintegration of the nucleus of an atom caused by absorption of radiant energy (as light)
pho·to·dis·in·te·grate \-ˈin-tə-ˌgrāt\ transitive verb

First Known Use of PHOTODISINTEGRATION

1935

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