photodisintegration

noun pho·to·dis·in·te·gra·tion \ ˌfō-tō-dis-ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən \

Definition of photodisintegration

: disintegration of the nucleus of an atom caused by absorption of radiant energy (such as light)

photodisintegrate

play \ˌfō-tō-dis-ˈin-tə-ˌgrāt\ transitive verb

First Known Use of photodisintegration

1935

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