gamma rays


Definition of gamma rays

  1. :  powerful invisible rays that are sent out from some radioactive substances

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the degree of contrast of a developed photographic image or of a video image

    :  a unit of magnetic flux density equal to one nanotesla

    :  gamma ray

  1. :  of, relating to, or being one of three or more closely related chemical substances

rayplay rays
  1. :  any of an order (Rajiformes) of usually marine cartilaginous fishes (such as stingrays and skates) having the body flattened dorsoventrally, the eyes on the upper surface, and enlarged pectoral fins fused with the head

  1. :  any of the lines of light that appear to radiate from a bright object

    :  a beam of radiant energy (such as light) of small cross section

    :  a stream of material particles traveling in the same line (as in radioactive phenomena)

  1. :  to shine in or as if in rays

    :  to issue as rays

    :  to extend like the radii of a circle :  radiate

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