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p-processA process of nucleosynthesis by which certain heavy proton-rich nuclei are thought to be produced.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
The synthesis of certain nuclides in stars through capture of protons or ejection of neutrons by gamma rays.
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