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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


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