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Medical Term:

spallation

Pronunciation: spaw-la'shun

Definition: Nuclear reaction in which nuclei, on being bombarded by high energy particles, liberate a number of protons and alpha particles.

Synonym(s): fragmentation

[M.E. spalle, fragment]

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