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Meaning of GAMMA RADIATION

Pronunciation:  'gamu`reydee'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  electromagnetic radiation emitted during radioactive decay and having an extremely short wavelength
 
 Synonyms: gamma ray
 
 See Also: electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic spectrum, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths of 1 nanometer or shorter. These are highly energized, deeply penetrating photons which can be emitted from an atomic nucleus during nuclear fission (the splitting of an atom) and during regular atomic decay (radioactivity).
 

 

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