|1.||the act or an instance of transmuting|
|2.||the change of one chemical element into another by a nuclear reaction|
|3.||the attempted conversion, by alchemists, of base metals into gold or silver|
transmutation trans·mu·ta·tion (trāns'myōō-tā'shən, trānz'-)
A change; transformation.
In physics, the transformation of one element into another by one or a series of nuclear reactions.
|transmutation (trāns'my-tā'shən) Pronunciation Key
The changing of one chemical element into another. Transmutations occur naturally through radioactive decay, or artificially by bombarding the nucleus of a substance with subatomic particles.