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Meaning of PHOTON

Pronunciation:  'fowtân

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a quantum of electromagnetic radiation; an elementary particle that is its own antiparticle

PHOTON is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, gauge boson, nonparticulate radiation



Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A quantum unit of light energy.
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