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nucleosynthesis

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The process by which heavier chemical elements are synthesized from lighter atomic nuclei in the interiors of stars, during supernova explosions, and in the early stages of the universe.

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  • noun physics, astronomy Any of several processes that lead to the synthesis of heavier atomic nuclei.

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  • noun (astronomy) the cosmic synthesis of atoms more complex than the hydrogen atom

Etymologies

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nucleo- +‎ synthesis

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