noun, Physics, Astronomy.
radiation consisting of atomic and subatomic particles, as alpha particles, beta particles, and neutrons.
corpuscular radiation n.
Radiation consisting of streams of subatomic particles such as protons, electrons, and neutrons.
noun, Physics. 1. the theory that light is transmitted as a stream of particles. noun 1. the theory, originally proposed by Newton, and revived with the development of the quantum theory, that light consists of a stream of particles Compare photon, wave theory
[kawr-puh-suh l, -puhs-uh l] /ˈkɔr pə səl, -pʌs əl/ noun 1. Biology. an unattached cell, especially of a kind that floats freely, as a blood or lymph cell. 2. Anatomy. a small mass or body forming a more or less distinct part, as the sensory receptors at nerve terminals. 3. Physical Chemistry. a minute or […]
[kawr-puh s di-lik-tahy] /ˈkɔr pəs dɪˈlɪk taɪ/ noun, plural corpora delicti [kawr-per-uh di-lik-tahy] /ˈkɔr pər ə dɪˈlɪk taɪ/ (Show IPA). Law. 1. the basic element or fact of a crime, as, in murder, the death of the murdered person. 2. the object, as the body of a murdered person, upon which a crime has been […]
corpusculum cor·pus·cu·lum (kôr-pŭs’kyə-ləm) n. pl. cor·pus·cu·la (-lə) A small mass or body; corpuscle.