photoneutron

[ foh-tuh-noo-tron, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˈnu trɒn, -ˈnyu- /

noun Physics.

a neutron emitted from a nucleus during photodisintegration.

Nearby words

  1. photomural,
  2. photomyoclonus,
  3. photon,
  4. photonasty,
  5. photonegative,
  6. photonic,
  7. photonics,
  8. photonovel,
  9. photonuclear,
  10. photooxidation

Origin of photoneutron

First recorded in 1930–35; photo- + neutron

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British Dictionary definitions for photoneutron

photoneutron

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˈnjuːtrɒn) /

noun

a neutron emitted from a nucleus as a result of photodisintegration
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