nucleosynthesis

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

Definition of nucleosynthesis

  1. :  the production of a chemical element from simpler nuclei (as of hydrogen) especially in a star

nucleosynthetic

play \ˌnü-klē-ō-sin-ˈthe-tik, ˌnyü-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of nucleosynthesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1957


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