photodisintegration

noun
pho·​to·​dis·​in·​te·​gra·​tion | \ ˌfō-tō-dis-ˌin-tə-ˈgrā-shən How to pronounce photodisintegration (audio) \

Definition of photodisintegration

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

Other Words from photodisintegration

photodisintegrate \ ˌfō-​tō-​dis-​ˈin-​tə-​ˌgrāt How to pronounce photodisintegration (audio) \ transitive verb

First Known Use of photodisintegration

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Photodisintegration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photodisintegration. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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