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photonuclear

[foh-toh-noo-klee-er, -nyoo- or, by metathesis, -kyuh-ler] /ˌfoʊ toʊˈnu kli ər, -ˈnyu- or, by metathesis, -kyə lər/
adjective, Physics.
1.
of, relating to, or caused by the collision of high-energy photons with the nucleus of an atom.
Origin of photonuclear
1940-1945
1940-45; photo- + nuclear
Pronunciation note
See nuclear.
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British Dictionary definitions for photonuclear

photonuclear

/ˌfəʊtəʊˈnjuːklɪə/
adjective
1.
(physics) of or concerned with a nuclear reaction caused by a photon
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