nucleosynthesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1960 the production of a chemical element from simpler nuclei (as of hydrogen) especially in a star • nucleosynthetic adjective

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  • nucleosynthesis — [no͞o΄klē ō sin′thə sis, nyo͞o΄klē ō sin′thə sis] n. [ NUCLEO + SYNTHESIS] the formation of heavier chemical elements from the nuclei of hydrogen or other lighter elements, as in the interior of a star …   English World dictionary

  • Nucleosynthesis — Nuclear physics Radioactive decay Nuclear fission Nuclear fusion Classical decays …   Wikipedia

  • nucleosynthesis — branduolių sintezė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Vienų atomų branduolių pavertimas kitais branduoliais. atitikmenys: angl. nuclear fusion; nucleosynthesis rus. синтез ядер; слияние ядер …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • nucleosynthesis — branduolių sintezė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. nuclear fusion; nucleosynthesis vok. Kernfusion, f; Kernverschmelzung, f rus. синтез ядер, m; слияние ядер, n pranc. fusion nucléaire, f; nucléosynthèse, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • nucleosynthesis — nucleosynthetic /nooh klee oh sin thet ik, nyooh /, adj. /nooh klee oh sin theuh sis, nyooh /, n. Physics, Astron. the formation of new atomic nuclei by nuclear reactions, thought to occur in the interiors of stars and in the early stages of… …   Universalium

  • nucleosynthesis — noun Any of several processes that lead to the synthesis of heavier atomic nuclei …   Wiktionary

  • nucleosynthesis — noun Astronomy the cosmic formation of atoms more complex than the hydrogen atom. Derivatives nucleosynthetic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • nucleosynthesis — nu·cleo·synthesis …   English syllables

  • nucleosynthesis — nu•cle•o•syn•the•sis [[t]ˌnu kli oʊˈsɪn θə sɪs, ˌnyu [/t]] n. astron. phs the formation of new atomic nuclei by nuclear reactions, as in stellar evolution • Etymology: 1955–60 nu cle•o•syn•thet′ic ˈθɛt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • nucleosynthesis — /ˌnjuklioʊˈsɪnθəsəs/ (say .nyoohkleeoh sinthuhsuhs) noun the synthesis of chemical elements by nuclear processes …   Australian English dictionary

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