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photodisintegration

[foh-toh-di-sin-ti-grey-shuh n] /ˌfoʊ toʊ dɪˌsɪn tɪˈgreɪ ʃən/
noun, Physics.
1.
the disintegration of a nucleus, induced by its absorption of a photon.
Origin of photodisintegration
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; photo- + disintegration
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photodisintegration

/ˌfəʊtəʊdɪˌsɪntɪˈɡreɪʃən/
noun
1.
disintegration of an atomic nucleus as a result of its absorption of a photon, usually a gamma ray
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