photodisintegration

[ foh-toh-di-sin-ti-grey-shuhn ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ dɪˌsɪn tɪˈgreɪ ʃən /

noun Physics.

the disintegration of a nucleus, induced by its absorption of a photon.

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Origin of photodisintegration

First recorded in 1930–35; photo- + disintegration
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British Dictionary definitions for photodisintegration

photodisintegration
/ (ˌfəʊtəʊdɪˌsɪntɪˈɡreɪʃən) /

noun

disintegration of an atomic nucleus as a result of its absorption of a photon, usually a gamma ray
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