photoeffect

noun

pho·​to·​effect
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: the effect of high-energy radiation (as gamma rays) on an atomic nucleus
especially : photodisintegration

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary phot- + effect

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“Photoeffect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photoeffect. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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