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[key-seer-eez] /ˈkeɪˌsɪər iz/

noun, Physics.
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[key-lahyn] /ˈkeɪˌlaɪn/
noun, Physics.
one of a series of lines (K-series) in the x-ray spectrum of an atom corresponding to radiation (K-radiation) produced by the transition of an electron to the K-shell.


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    [key-shel] /ˈkeɪˌʃɛl/ noun, Physics. 1. the first shell of electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom and containing, when filled, two electrons having principal quantum number 1.

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