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A weapon of mass destruction powered by the fission of the nuclei of heavy atoms—e.g., plutonium-239 or uranium-235—which follows bombardment of the fuel with neutrons, resulting in a chain reaction and release of pressure, heat, light, and radiation

atomic bomb

explosion of a nuclear device.

atomic bomb injury
see radiation injury.
atomic bomb fallout
subsequent to the explosion of an atomic device is the gradual return to earth of radioactive dust.
atomic bomb irradiation
irradiation of animal tissues by any means, therapeutic, accidental, atomic bomb blast.
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reactions of post-war Japanese society; discussion of A-bomb revelations with children or grandchildren; hopes for the future; and messages for others.
The man, who now lives in Kyoto, filed the suit against the government in 1986, after the Health and Welfare Ministry refused to recognize him as an A-bomb disease patient the previous year.
Lee Sil Gun, head of the Hiroshima Council of Korean A-bomb Survivors Council, said, "His comments could represent the real intention of Japanese politicians.
Truman: A Life, Ferrell provided a more substantial discussion of the A-bomb decision, rejecting Gar Alperovitz's argument that American leaders primarily used the bomb for anti-Soviet purposes (pp.
It offered a wide array of places-on vacant land or on water-to drop an A-bomb, for fully awesome effect.
We wonder if he was exploiting the event intended for the repose of A-bomb victims' souls for his own political advantage.
com for a description of those affected by the Hiroshima A-Bomb and accurate statistics.
A multibreasted "great mother" figure--usually a symbol of nourishment and care--is torn asunder as knife-tongued A-bomb harpies shoot from her trunk.
Wakeford (2003) and Little (2003) wrote in response to our comments about the use of A-bomb survivor studies as a basis for U.
Some historians believe Hitler wanted to help Japan make an A-bomb.
About 200 guests and dignitaries at the opening of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum will be the first names in the book on Friday, October 3.
The three-week ''Hiroshima seminar'' program had been scheduled to kick off in mid-July, culminating with the 57th anniversary of the A-bomb attack on Aug.