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positronium

[ poz-i-troh-nee-uhm ]
/ ˌpɒz ɪˈtroʊ ni əm /
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noun Physics.
a short-lived atomic system consisting of a positron and an electron bound together.
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Origin of positronium

First recorded in 1945; positron + -ium; coined by Arthur E. Ruark (1899–1979), U.S. physicist
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British Dictionary definitions for positronium

positronium
/ (ˌpɒzɪˈtrəʊnɪəm) /

noun
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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