Compton scattering

noun

Medical Definition of Compton scattering

: the scattering of a high-energy photon with loss of energy that occurs in the Compton effect

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“Compton scattering.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Compton%20scattering. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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