the formation of heavier chemical elements from the nuclei of hydrogen or other lighter elements, as in the interior of a star
Origin of nucleosynthesisnucleo- + synthesis
The process by which heavier chemical elements are synthesized from lighter atomic nuclei in the interiors of stars, during supernova explosions, and in the early stages of the universe.
- (physics, astronomy) Any of several processes that lead to the synthesis of heavier atomic nuclei.
nucleo- +"Ž synthesis