szilard, leo

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Szilard   (zĭl'ərd)  Pronunciation Key 
Hungarian-born American physicist who introduced the concept of the nuclear chain reaction. With Enrico Fermi, he built the world's first nuclear reactor. Szilard was instrumental in the development of the atomic bomb.
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