from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process by which heavier chemical elements are synthesized from hydrogen nuclei in the interiors of stars.
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- n. Any of several processes that lead to the synthesis of heavier atomic nuclei.
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- n. (astronomy) the cosmic synthesis of atoms more complex than the hydrogen atom
nucleo- + synthesis (Wiktionary)