- a short-lived atomic system consisting of a positron and an electron bound together.
Origin of positronium
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- physics a short-lived entity consisting of a positron and an electron bound together. It decays by annihilation to produce two or three photons
Word Origin for positronium
C20: from positron + -ium
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