kerma

/ (ˈkɜːmə) /

noun

physics the quotient of the sum of the initial kinetic energies of all the charged particles liberated by indirectly ionizing radiation in a volume element of a material divided by the mass of the volume element. The SI unit is the gray

Nearby words

  1. kerki,
  2. kerkrade,
  3. kerky,
  4. kerkyra,
  5. kerley b line,
  6. kerman,
  7. kermanshah,
  8. kermes,
  9. kermesite,
  10. kermis

Word Origin for kerma

C20: k (inetic) e (nergy) r (eleased per unit) ma (ss)

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